While the entire month of June is National Indigenous History Month, June 21 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Celebrate, learn, share, and come together with these family-friendly events.
1) Livestream with the City of Edmonton | 10–11 am
Indigenous artist Lance Cardinal hosts this online City of Edmonton event for National Indigenous Peoples Day, with one hour of entertainment, cultural teaching, and an interactive art lesson.
2) Celebrate at TELUS World of Science | 9 am–2 pm
Commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day with a ceremonial smudging and prayer ceremony performed by Elder Gilman Cardinal, Elder Don Langford, and Lynn Lush, Indigenous Land-Based Learning Navigator at the science centre’s Residential School Memorial Garden. After the ceremony, visitor will be entertained by Inuit, First Nation and Métis performers. Guests can also enjoy a free barbecue, an Indigenous Vendors Market, and Indigenous-themed programming throughout the science centre.
3) Celebrate at the Art Gallery of Alberta | 11 am–5 pm
In recognition of this day, the AGA is opening its doors and inviting the public to enjoy exhibitions and programming for FREE from 11am to 5pm. Programming includes a film screening, parfleche painting, and hoop dance performance.
4) Celebrate with Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society | 10 am–1 pm
Hosting at Parkdale School (11648–85 St.), Bent Arrow’s programming includes smudge and prayer, cultural teachings, powwow dancing, traditional singing, crafts, and artisan vendors.
5) Celebrate at Bissell Centre | 12–3 pm
Bissell’s outdoors event includes stories from Elder Dave, fiddling by Wyatt Schiefelbein, a round dance led by Young Cree, and a craft table where you can bead lanyards and dreamcatchers. Plus enjoy a lunch of traditional stew, bannock and more.