Welcome Ceremony

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An occasion for celebrating! Northern Scene welcomes the artists of the festival.

Directed by: Alejandro Ronceria

Join us as Northern Scene and members of the Ottawa/Gatineau Aboriginal communities welcome the First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists of the festival to the Nation’s Capital.

The spectacular Dakhká Khwáan Dancers set the celebratory tone in an event that showcases some of the many music and drum dancing traditions of Canada’s northern peoples. Leela Gilday, Diyet and Sylvia Cloutier will perform, along with fiddle virtuoso Boyd Benjamin, throat singers Evie Mark and Akinisie Sivuarapik, and the Pimadiziwin Singers.

Kick your festival experience off with a rousing start at the official Welcome Ceremony!


Boyd Benjamin
Leela Gilday, Sylvia Cloutier, Nive Nielsen and Diyet
Evie Mark and Akinisie Sivuarapik
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers