2023 Indigenous Tattoo Gathering

Tyendinaga 3rd Annual Indigenous Tattoo Gathering

Location: Legacy 420 Event Park 756 York Rd, Shanonnville, ON K0K 1X0

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Rough camping available • No drugs or alcohol • This is a Family Friendly event • Donations welcome

Event Schedule

Friday May 19th

8:30am – Gates Open
Sunrise Ceremony Tobacco Burning, Opening Ceremonies

Craft Vendors Village opens for business, Tattoo Practitioner meeting and discussion on health and safety and tattoo revitalization

Right of Passage Tattoos will begin at the conclusion of the Tattoo Practitioner annual meeting

*Once Rights Of Passage Tattoos are completed, Tattoo Practitioners will be tattooing each other*

5:00pm – Social begins
All singers and dancers are welcome. Registration for Saturday’s handdrum Competitions closes Friday night. So come and sing for the peoples as part of your entry.

Saturday May 20th – Gates open at 8am

All day tattooing

Vendors Village opens

10:00am – Day’s events begin
Smoke Dance Competitions (Tiny Tots 6 and under) (Youth 7 to 15) (Adult 16 +)

Hand drum Competition (single’s) ( Dou’s) and (4 or more)

Animal Call Contest (Categories: Moose, Goose, Crow, Deer and Sugar calls)

Live Music on the Main Stage Starts at 6pm, looking to perform? Contact us

Sunday May 21st

All day tattooing.

Closing Event 7 – 9pm

Monday May 22th

Clean Up and Travel Day

Confirmed Tattoo Practitioners Attending Include: Keith Callihoo, Dion Kasas, Kanahus Manuel, Kanenhariyo, Mel Lefebvre, Sheri Osden Nault, Odinamaad Narciso Kagagins Noganosh (Issac Weber), Julian

Call Out for Craft Vendors

Food Vendors Call Out

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Indigenous Tattoo Practitioner Call Out