2nd Annual “Honouring Indigenous Students” Powwow

The First Nations, Métis & Inuit Student Association (FNMISA) is hosting our 2nd Annual “Honouring Indigenous Students” Powwow on April 20, 2024, in the West Gym at Simon Fraser University, and we invite you to be part of this monumental event. This event is held to celebrate the end of the school year and honour Indigenous students, past and present. Our intention is to create a positive space on campus for representation and create opportunities for community connection. This intertribal event will be an opportunity for all to participate, interact, and learn more about the depth and beauty of Indigenous communities and cultures. All the organizing of this event is done by student volunteers.

In 2023, we attracted over 1,000 visitors, over 100 registered dancers, hosted 5 drum groups, 40 vendors, and more than 35 volunteers!

More details will be shared in the future so stay tuned and check back at this webpage, or reach out to the Powwow Committee at powwow@fnmisa.ca to get direct email updates!

Also, if you would like to be a part of this event as either a dancer, singer, sponsor, vendor, volunteer, or in any other capacity, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Powwow Committee at powwow@fnmisa.ca and we will be happy to be in touch with you.

Kinanâskomitinân (we are grateful to you) for your support!

Thank you to our current sponsors…


Department of History

Indigenous Studies Department

Indigenous Council Office



Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

School of Communication

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Department of Geography

Labour Studies Program

Department of Gerontology

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Department of English

School of Resource and Environmental Management

Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Among other things, we are offering our sponsors promotional benefits, opportunity to name specific dance categories and specials, and there are also limited tables available for organizations and companies on the day of the event.

We hope that you will consider making a contribution to our powwow, as your donation will make a significant impact in helping us to celebrate Indigenous culture, nurture community relationships, and build safer spaces for future generations of Indigenous students on campus. Hiy-hiy.

Volunteers needed!

A successful event depends on the support of the community and we are so happy that you are interested in taking the time to help support us. You do not have to be an SFU student or Indigenous to volunteer for this event. We need all the help we can get, and we are so grateful for any and all help we receive!

All volunteers will be provided with a free volunteer t-shirt to wear on the day of the event, as well as light catering, drinks, and snacks throughout the day. To show our appreciation, we will also be hosting a Gratitude Dinner for all of our volunteers after the event, so stay tuned for updates!

There are shift times listed in the volunteer application, but if you can only help out for less time or specific hours, please note that in your application and we will do our best to accommodate.

If you need any help with filling out the application form, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at powwow@fnmisa.ca

Looking back on 2023…