Surrey Fusion Festival's Indigenous Village is laid out in a circle. Circles represent important principles in the Indigenous belief systems. According to traditional teaching, Circles suggest inclusiveness and the lack of a hierarchy. Circles are used in the construction of teepees, sweat lodges, medicine wheels, and dream catcher, all of which are powerful symbols.
Indigenous Artist Trade Show offers authentic Indigenous art created by First Nations and Métis artists who demonstrate their skills while creating their authentic products which are available for purchase.
Traditional West Coast Cedar Backdrops, provided by Hummingbird Designs, will be centrally located on each side of the Maple Leaf Stage to represents a traditional west-coast style longhouse.
The Bannock Queen will serve a variety of tacos including salmon, baked egg frittata, veggie and chilli tacos, with your choice of the following toppings: lettuce, onion, red & green peppers, black beans, cucumber, tomatoes, with old cheddar cheese. Original Bannock with real butter and homemade jam is also available.
Focusing on the 2019 Fusion Festival theme “Something Sweet” the Bannock Queen prepares delicious bannock desserts with all natural ingredients. You can choose from bannock cinnamon sugar fritters, bannock bottom blueberry crumble with whipped topping, or sweet bannock. To top this all off, a refreshing homemade blueberry iced tea is available.
Picnic tables situated in front of the Maple Leaf Stage will allow the audience to sit down and enjoy their food while experiencing traditional and contemporary Indigenous music and dance.
Authentic Anishinabe Teepees provided by Makwa Teepees include:
Tansi / Welcome!
The Métis Pavilion will share information about the Métis people from a historical and contemporary perspective. The Métis Pavilion will provide visitors a Métis cultural showcase where anyone can learn about the Métis people and gain insight into the Métis culture that is alive today.
BC Métis Federation has organized the Métis Pavilion to include a number of cultural items including an extensive display from the Michif Historical and Preservation Society. The Métis Pavilion will also have provide visitors information about the organizations and how people can learn more about the Métis in BC.
27’ Teepee is home to Talking Circles, Artist Workshops, and traditional Storytelling
25’ Teepee is the Indigenous Village Information Booth
22’ Teepee is the Center for Carving Demonstrations