Event Date: 
Saturday, September 9, 2023 - 12:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Marnia Park Festival Area
Event Contact Name: 
Leona Scanlon, NNEC
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 475-5225 or
Event Contact E-mail: 


Saturday, September 9, 2023

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Marina Park Festival Area

The Indigenous Student Services Centre, in conjunction with Oshki-Pimache-O-Win; the Wenjack Education Institute, Confederation College, Seven Generations Education Institute, Matawa Post-Secondary Education, Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, and Eabametoong First Nation are excited to host Maadaadizi 2023 which means starts a journey in the Ojibwe language.  This in-person orientation event will be held at Marina Park on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We have set aside this special day to welcome post-secondary Indigenous students and their families to their respective institutions and to the City of Thunder Bay.
The day will include musical performances by First Nation artists Ernest Monias, Nick Sherman, and Sara Kae. Information booths by various organizations will be set-up, children’s activities, prizes and refreshments will be available. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. We hope to see you there, rain or shine!