Indigenous Women Rise Drum Circle

Every Tuesday night on Zoom! | To register email:

The Indigenous Women Rise Drum Circle is proud to represent all nations and share good feelings through the drum and song.

Pacific Association of First Nations Women has run its drum circle since the summer of 2018. The circle started with a drum making workshop in the early Spring. It started with a few women, but soon grew to 20+ women, we meet each Tuesday night at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Each group starts with a circle and sharing of songs. Due to COVID-19 safety issues and social distance regulations the drum circle meets on-line via Zoom apps. Unfortunately, we are not offering any snacks at this time.

In 2019, we started performing at various events including the Surrey Children’s Festival, Stanley Park Performance and more! In 2020, the Indigenous Women Rise drum circle moved online and now attracts women from across Turtle Island, sharing good medicine with one another every Tuesday night. The women who attend the circle have expressed that the drumming and singing is very healing and that they leave the drum circle feeling lifted both emotionally and spiritually. The Indigenous nations represented are: Stolo, Maskwacis, Saulteaux, Peguis, Sagkeeng, Snuneymuxw, Wetsiwiten, Metis, Anishinaabe, Nadleh Whut’en, Squamish, Tla’amin and Oneida to name a few.

The indigenous Women Rise Drum Circle is invited to perform at public events several times a year. However, participation in public performance events is not mandatory for everyone who joins the drum circle. You are welcome to join us only to sing and drum within the drum circle.

To book a performance please send an email to