11-13 September 2020 (online)


Niagara’s annual Indigenous arts gathering that celebrates creativity, diversity and resilience.

This year’s theme: Mighty Niagara and the Great Lakes Watershed

Other Celebration of Nations Events Year Round

#NiagaraPerforms with SHAWNEE LIVE!

Sunday 18 June 4pm

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18 June 2020 – The 4th Annual Celebration of Nations Online – MIGHTY NIAGARA AND THE GREAT LAKES WATERSHED


2019 NEWS

30 September – Watch the 2019 Celebrations of Nations wrap-up video here

08 August – MEDIA RELEASE: The 3rd Annual Celebration of Nations – Empathic Traditions: Honouring Mother Earth

14 August – NEWS: Arts lead the way for Celebration of Nations

15 August – MEDIA RELEASE: Master Canoe Builder Chuck Commanda to Create Birch Bark Canoe for Celebration of Nations

20 August – NEWS RELEASE: Minister Joly announces support for tourism in the Niagara Region

20 August – NEWS: Federal support announced for Indigenous gathering

22 August – MEDIA RELEASE: Coming Full Circle: Celebration of Nations prepares for a significant historical event to honour Nation-to-Nation Relationships

29 August – NEWS: Master Canoe Builder Chuck Commanda is building a Birch Bark Canoe at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

29 August – MEDIA RELEASE: Powerful theme centres on the environment at this year’s Celebration of Nations

30 August – NEWS: ‘A vision to bring all nations together’: Celebration of Nations returns Sept. 6-8

31 August – NEWS: Celebration of Nations Preview | YourTV

02 Sept      – NEWS: Canoe to Dock at St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre

03 Sept      – NEWS: Master builder working hard on traditional canoe leading up to Celebration of Nations

03 Sept      – NEWS: Celebration of Nations comes back to St. Catharines

04 Sept      – NEWS: Embracing Mother Earth at core of this year’s Celebration of Nations

04 Sept      – NEWS: Tim Denis speaks with Michele-Elise Burnett re: Celebration of Nations

04 Sept      – NEWS: Free tickets to Celebration of Nations for Brock students

04 Sept      – NEWS RELEASE: City set to unveil Carlisle Street public art project Friday at Celebration of Nations

04 Sept       – NEWS: Celebration of Nations: A gathering of Indigenous Arts and Culture

06 Sept       – NEWS: Three day celebration of Indigenous culture kicks off in downtown St. Catharines

11 Sept         – MEDIA RELEASE: Celebration of Nations Honours Outstanding Achievement of Exceptional Indigenous Leaders and Allies with Inaugural Awards

Kakekalanicks Indigenous Consulting Company
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Rock Formation
Metis Encampment
Ohniakara Drum Pic
Celebration of Nations

A partnership and gathering of Indigenous arts, culture and tradition in downtown St. Catharines.

Part of a long-term vision of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Kakekalanicks and the City of St. Catharines to build on the Two Row Wampum philosophy that promotes all Nations walking together, in parallel, with respect, compassion and understanding to cultivate an inclusive community for our shared future.

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

250 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines, Ontario