We are pleased to be welcoming you once again to our Annual Traditional Pow Wow.
Admittedly, this year’s Pow Wow is going to look considerably different than the ones
of the recent past. We can assure you that we are taking every possible step to ensure
the continued health and safety of our community, with most of the events being
virtual, socially-distanced or self-guided.
We are working to provide you with as much information as we can, including maps,
activity descriptions and protocols that will be in place. We encourage you to keep an
eye on the Pow Wow event page on Facebook to stay abreast of the latest updates.
Please note that in order to minimize health risks, this year’s Pow Wow will only be
open to Members, their families, Curve Lake employees and permanent Curve Lake
residents. Check points will be in place to monitor entry.
Furthermore, as a result of the pandemic, we are making efforts this year to return to
tradition and to celebrate the culture in a more community-oriented fashion. For this
reason, we have compiled a number of interviews, photos and video footage into a
full-length video which will be released on the Saturday of Pow Wow weekend. We
encourage you to view this with your family and share your own memories to our
Facebook page and with those that are close to you.
For the events that are not virtual or self-guided – mainly the dancing, drumming,
vendors market, sunrise ceremony and sacred fire – protocols will be in place to ensure
social distancing. Where required, there will be spray painted circles and lines, clickers
will be used to keep track of numbers and keep the groups to less than 100. Masks will
be required wherever 2 meters of distance isn’t possible. Please note that dancing and
drumming events are DRIVE THROUGH or WALK THROUGH only. Members will not
be permitted to stop for any length of time. Although we know that this isn’t ideal, this
is the only way that we can ensure that everyone has a chance to join in the celebration
We are also pleased to announce that our dancers, drummers, vendors and volunteers
will all be Curve Lake Members, their families or employees of CLFN.
Please plan on joining us again this year as we return to our traditions, celebrate the
Pow Wows of the past and come together virtually to support each other.
We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through these difficult times. For
any questions pertaining to the Pow Wow, please contact Katie Haddlesey, Economic
Development Coordinator at 705-657-8045 ext. 227 or KatieYH@curvelake.ca.
Miigwetch and stay safe!
Communications /Community Engagement Officer
Curve Lake First Nation Government Services Building
22 Winookeedaa Road, Curve Lake, ON K0L 1R0
P: 705.657.8045 ext. 209 F: 705.657.8708