Embody the Spirit Powwow

The Masters Indigenous Games will be hosting the Embody the Spirit Powwow on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Downsview Park. 

Notable features of Downsview Park: 

  • Free parking at the venue.
  • 45 acres of natural forest.
  • 2.7km of a natural walking path.
  • The Festival Terrace is a 13.6-acre field formed into a grass amphitheatre.
  • and so much more! Learn more about Downsview Park by visiting http://en.downsviewpark.ca/.


Dancer Information

Sunday, July 15, 2018. Grand Entry starts at noon! 


Registered Dancers Day Honourarium

All registered dancers will receive a day honourarium for being a part of the first-ever Masters Indigenous Games Embody the Spirit Pow Wow and you will also be invited to the traditional feast that will take place after the pow wow. 

For specific questions regarding the Embody The Spirit Pow Wow, please contact culture@mastersindigenousgames.ca

Drum Groups

Drum groups for the Embody the Spirit Pow Wow include:

  • Smoke Trail, a collective that provides educational experiences in the form of presentation(s) and/or performance(s) of Aboriginal Music and Dance in a contemporary style enhanced with historical perspectives.
  • Little Creek a drum group formed in the summer of 2012 and is intended for the sharing of knowledge of Pow Wow songs and protocol. For this group, this is an opportunity to pass beautiful Pow Wow culture on to younger generations.
  • Youth Drum Group – M’shkaaziwin. A young group devoted to the continuation of the history, teachings, and the ways of old. The group is just over a year old with members who are all centrally located in the Curve Lake area comprised of members of different nations and communities.
  • Smoke Dance Singers – Old Mush Singers. A Singing Society with rules, traditions, leadership, and responsibilities. 



  • Host MC – Bob Goulais. Bob is a second-degree member of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, a traditional society of the Anishinabe (Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatami) people. He is a warrior and a strong advocate for the retention and proliferation of the Anishinabek language and culture. 
  • Co-Host – Mista Wasis. A dynamic professional artistic and cultural Northern Plains Cree originating from Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatchewan. 

Dancer registration forms found below!


Smoke Dance Special – Adult
Male Female
1st – $1000.00 1st – $1000.00
2nd – $500.00 2nd – $500.00
3rd – $250.00  3rd – $250.00
Smoke Dance Special – Youth
Male Female
1st – $500.00 1st – $500.00
2nd – $300.00 2nd – $300.00
3rd – $200.00  3rd – $200.00









Please Note: 

  • ONLY registered dancers may receive day honourarium or Smoke Dance competition prizes.
  • Registrations will be limited and payments will be awarded on the day of the event.
  • Identification will be required.
  • All decisions are final.
  • NO late entries.
  • We respectfully request that all dancers are drug/ alcohol-free.

Disclaimer: We will not be responsible for lost/stolen articles



Vendors will be located in the Cultural Village. 


Vendors may include:  

  • Authentic Indigenous Craftworkers including moccasins, clothing, beadwork, bone work, leatherwork, artwork (painting, carvings), and stonework.
  • Indigenous food vendors
  • Community outreach activities such as children’s mini-workshops, traditional craft-making, story-telling, traditional teachings, dancers with singer/drummers. Please note – these workshops are 1-hour in length and must happen a minimum of 3 times daily (timeframes for workshops will be held between noon-5 pm only on July 13 & 14th). Community outreach participants will be contacted to discuss details.

Please register with your area of interest using the application in the Vendors Package. Contact vendors@mastersindigenousgames.ca for more information. 

Access the MIG 2018 Vendor Package




Dancer Registration Form

  • Full name according to identification
  • ie. Fancy, Traditional, Jingle, Grass, Shawl..
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Smoke Dance Registration

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.