Gathering of Nations

Gathering of Nations started as vision of expanding diversity and inclusion at the Manitoba Stampede & Exhibition.
In 2017 Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition; VAS Fair Committee, Members of the Roseau River First Nations community and fair guests shared in traditional teachings such as beading, dancing, and wildlife tanning and leather working. The Indigenous Dances were performed by the Summer Bear Dancing Troupe and was posted live on Facebook and has been viewed over 2000 times. The sharing of Indigenous culture and the history was a welcomed addition to our Stampede grounds.
In 2018, Our Gathering of Nations will continue to build healthy friendships. This year we welcome the Manitoba Metis to the Nations. The VAS Fair Committee have expanded our Gathering of Nations grounds with the addition of a performance area, two new teepees and an artisan tent to share the traditional teachings, dance, storytelling and celebrates artistic and cultural talent of our Indigenous artists living and working in Manitoba.

 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

10:00 – 8:00 pm                   Artist and Tipi displays                                Gathering of Nations Pavilion

5:00 – 7:00 pm                    Feast – Potluck

4:00 – 8:00 pm                    Leather Work – Tandy Leather

 

 

Friday, July 20, 2018

10:00 – 8:00 pm               Artist and Tipi Displays                             Gathering of Nations Pavilion

10:45-11:30                         Tipi Demo / Fur and Feather Teaching 

12:00 pm                             Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers & United Steppers                                               Sweet Grass Stage

12:30 – 2:00 pm                Soap Stone Carving

1:00 pm                                Ivan Flett Memorial Dancer & United Steppers                                                 Sweet Grass Stage

4:00 pm                                Ivan Flett Memorial Dancer & United Steppers                                                 Sweet Grass Stage

6:00 pm                                Ivan Flett Memorial Dancer & United Steppers                                                 Sweet Grass Stage

8:30- 10:00 pm                  Tipi Glow Ring Toss

 

 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

10:00- 8:00 pm                 Artist and Tipi Displays                             Gathering of Nations Pavilion

10:45-11:30                         Tipi Demo / Fur and Feather Teaching 

 

12:30 – 2:00 pm               Soap Stone Carving

5:00 pm                               Youth Drummer and Square Dancers

6:00-7:00 pm                    Grand Entry- Prayer- Welcome- Inter Tribal Dance

                                                Traditional, Grass, Shawl, Jingle Dances

8:30-10:00 pm                  Glow Tipi Ring Toss  

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

10:00 – 8:00 pm                  Artist and Tipi Displays                             Gathering of Nations Pavilion

Noon- 1:00 pm                     Grand Entry- Prayer- Welcome- Inter Tribal Dance

                                                   Traditional, Grass, Shawl, Jingle Dances

 

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