South Island Powwow

Where Tradition and Culture Come Alive


When: September 30th, 2023 

Gates Open at 10 am, Grand Entries at 12 pm & 6 pm. Colours retire at midnight. 

Where: Royal Athletic Park 1014 Caledonia Ave, Victoria, BC

Free admission

Everyone Welcome


September 30th marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The annual South Island Powwow is an opportunity to recognize Survivors and their families in the spirit of reconciliation. Through song and dance, we will celebrate traditional Indigenous cultures and resiliency.

First Nations far and wide, have been welcomed to join us on this day to celebrate in our time-honoured powwow.

In 2022, the powwow brought 10,000 together to witness Indigenous resiliency to stand together on Orange Shirt Day.

Questions? Email nationevents@songheesnation.com

həyšxʷq́ə to our sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

The City of Victoria

Diamond Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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