Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


General Powwow Information

A Powwow is an Indigenous social celebration where community members can gather and enjoy traditional singing and dancing.

All community members, including non-Indigenous, are welcome and are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in what a Powwow has to offer.

Experiencing a Powwow emphasizes the importance of relationship-building with everyone while providing opportunities to learn more about Indigenous culture and knowledge. The U of T Mississauga Indigenous Centre welcomes you to the 2024 All-Nations Powwow on September 28, 2024.

If you are a first-time Powwow visitor, we recommend watching the recording of the Powwow Protocols and Etiquette Webinar.

While attending a Powwow, there are some rules that guests must follow, such as:

  • Visitors are strongly encouraged to ask permission from Dancers before taking photos.
  • Do not touch the Dancers' regalia (clothing) without asking permission first.
  • Wait for the Master of Ceremonies' instructions before taking pictures or videos. Some parts of the event are sacred and prohibit any photography or videography.

Activities

Expect a full day of traditional ceremonies, singing, and dancing. The All-Nations Powwow program will be announced at a later date.

There will also be a range of tables featuring Indigenous-owned businesses. Vendors will be announced at a later date.

Guests may stop by anytime to watch the events and shop. 

Guests may stop by anytime to watch the events and shop. 

Yes, this event is open to the public. 

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Indoors or Outdoors

The Powwow events and most food options will be indoors with the exception of the outdoor food trucks.

Food and Beverage

Yes, there will be food options available on campus. Stay tuned for more information.

UTM no longer sells disposable water bottles on campus. We encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle to refill at the water stations around campus.

Yes, all food services will accept credit or debit.

Guests can eat their food anywhere, except at the viewing track.

Vendors

Most vendors at the Powwow will only accept cash.

Yes, an ATM is located near the Food Court inside the William G. Davis Building.

Prohibited Items

Smoking is only allowed in designated areas on the UTM campus. Learn more about U of T's Smoke-Free Policy » 

Pet Policy

Strictly no pets allowed, with the exception of service animals. 

For more information on service animals, please refer to the U of T Service Animals Guideline.

Accessibility

Please contact Sabrina Sy, Powwow Coordinator, if you require information in an alternate format or if any other arrangements can make this event accessible.

Directions

The Powwow will be held outdoors at:

University of Toronto Mississauga
North Field (in front of Maanjiwe nendamowinan)
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

View directions on Google Maps »

For transit routes and driving directions, visit the UTM Maps and Directions page.

Photography and Videography

Parts of the Powwow are sacred and should not be photographed or videographed. The Master of Ceremonies will announce when pictures and videos are appropriate. Visitors are strongly encouraged to ask permission from Dancers and vendors before taking photos.

If you are a first-time Powwow visitor, we recommend watching the Powwow Protocols and Etiquette Workshop.