For More Information on the Opikihiwawin Programs

Click here: Opikihiwawin_Programs_2019

Includes: Cultural Teachings with Chickadee Richards – Indigenous Cooking – Video Class – Kokum’s Group – Pow wow Fit with Shanley Spence – Pow wow Circle – Crafts – Regalia Making Art Class with Annie Beach – Anishnaabemowin Language Class

For the Oct/Nov/Dec Calendar of Opikihiwawin Programs

Click here:     Opikhiwawin_Calendar_March_June_2020

Signature Mural Series Posters available for Purchase


Posters are available to purchase at the Opikihiwawin reception (1st floor 717 Portage Ave. – East side of building- door behind security desk)

Individual Poster—$10

Set of seven posters—$50

WE accept cash, cheques or debit or credit

Program Objective:

To respond to the needs of Aboriginal adoptees and foster people in all stages of their lives by providing cultural education, supports and advocacy.

Service Philosophy

We believe that it is every Aboriginal adoptee and foster person’s inherent right to know and experience their culture. Our cultural programs create a positive sense of identity and belonging and help adoptees and foster people build relationships in the Aboriginal community.

Cultural Supports we offer:

  • Art Classes
  • Anishinaabe Language Classes (adult and youth)
  • Educational Forums for Adults
  • Activities for Families
  • Medicine Picking
  • Feasts, Gatherings and Ceremonies
  • Drumming and singing
  • Annual Cultural Retreat
  • Hoop Dancing Classes
  • Pow wow Dancing Classes
  • Newsletter
  • Beadwork and Outfit-Making Classes
  • Cultural Teachings
  • Pow wow Nights
  • Advocacy
  • Aboriginal Community and Cultural Events
  • Elder Visits
  • Adoption Ceremonies
  • Counselling services
  • Annual Community Pow wow

Performances in the Community

As well, we offer performances by Opikihiwawin dancers and drummers at community events and celebrations.