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Celebrate Anishinaabe culture during Anishinaabe Keeshigun

This celebration is taking place Aug. 20 -21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


THUNDER BAY – Celebrate Anishinaabe Keeshigun at Fort William Historical Park! Join us Aug. 20 -21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a FREE event filled with entertainment, hands-on activities and demonstrations that highlight Anishinaabe culture, traditions, language, and technology.

There will be plenty to see and do all weekend long! Gather to see traditional dancing, drumming and singing. Sample traditional foods, including bakwezhigan (bannock), popped manoomin (wild rice), smoked fish, and strawberry drink. Play traditional sports, such as baggataway (lacrosse), double ball and atlatl (spear throwing). Watch artisan demonstrations, including canoe building and wood carving. Participate in the baggataway accuracy and  bakwezhigan making contests, and more!

“Fort William Historical Park is delighted to expand its daily activities and demonstrations that highlight Anishinaabe culture, traditions, language, and technology at Anishinaabe  Keeshigun,” states Patrick Morash, FWHP’s General Manager. “Everyone is invited to join us  for this free weekend event.”

Interested in dancing, drumming, hosting a community booth, or selling your crafts at  Anishinaabe Keeshigun? Registration for Pow Wow Dancers and Drum Groups will take place at the event. Registration forms for Community Groups and Craft Vendors are available on our website and are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.

Looking for a get-away that’s close to home? Consider staying overnight at FWHP’s campground. We have serviced and non-serviced sites available, as well as RV rentals onsite. For more information or to make reservations, call (807) 473-2344 or email 

For more information about FWHP’s Anishinaabe Keeshigun event and summer season, visit or call (807) 473-2344.


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