The First Nations, Métis & Inuit Student Association (FNMISA) is hosting our inaugural “Honouring Indigenous Students” Powwow on April 22, 2023 in the West Gym at Simon Fraser University. This event is being held to celebrate the end of the school year and honour Indigenous students, past and present. Our intention for this yearly powwow is to create a positive space on campus for representation and 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. We look forward to hosting this event because this will be the first powwow on the mountain hosted and organized by our association. All the organizing of this event is being done by student 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 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 Raven King or Kali Stierle on the Powwow Committee at and we will be happy to be in touch with you.

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


Interested in volunteering for the event? Sign up here!

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!

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

To show our appreciation, we are planning a Gratitude Dinner for all of our volunteers, so stay tuned for updates!

Sponsorship, Partnership and Donations

As a student-led organization, we rely on the generosity of the community to help make our powwow a success. We are currently seeking sponsors to cover the expenses associated with putting on the event, as well as in-kind donations to be used in our raffle or to support the dancers, singers, and elders in attendance. Email to get a copy of the sponsorship letter and form.

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.

Thank you to our current sponsors!


Simon Fraser University
Faculty of Indigenous Studies
Beedie School of Business


Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology | Faculty of Health Sciences | Indigenous Education Department | Indigenous Student Centre | Office for Aboriginal People


School of Communications | Department of Archaeology | Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology | Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies | Department of Sociology and Anthropology | School of Resource and Environmental Management | Labour Studies Program | Department of Psychology

Heidelberg Materials Canada Limited

Tourism Burnaby

Chartered Professional Accountants British Columbia


Nesters Market, for providing drinks for the dancers.

Hummingbird Ministries, for donating a Starblanket for the raffle.


📅 The deadline has passed to sign-up to be one of our vendors, however you can still join the waitlist in case there is a cancellation. We may also contact you as a potential vendor for future year powwows.
➡️ Sign up by sending us an email or filling out the form linked here
❇️ Preference is given to Indigenous students and members of the host nations.
📧 for questions or help filling out form