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National Indigenous Peoples Day events

A look at the National Indigenous Peoples Day events happening around the Bow Valley on June 21 and throughout this summer.
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National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) events across the Bow Valley

Banff:

The Banff Centre 

  • Virtual Market featuring Indigenous artwork, where audience members can engage with vendors and artists begins at noon. 

Canada House Gallery 

  • A collection of Indigenous art will be displayed throughout the gallery for the week of June 21.

Whyte Museum 

  • A new educational video about cultural appropriation with a focus on Indigenous culture will be released on June 21, with contributions from Fort Calgary and Dreamspeakers and Native Diva Creations.
  • Buddy Wesley's virtual Stoney Nakoda History and Basic Language runs Mondays until July 5 (including on June 21).

Canmore:

Civic Centre

  • The raising of the Treaty 7 flag at the Civic Centre will take place at 2 p.m. followed by a smudge, blessing, and two honour songs performed by Treaty 7 Elders.

ArtsPlace 

Stoney Nakoda:

Kananaskis Bearspaw Farmers Market

  • From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with guest speakers and cultural entertainment at the Kananaskis Bearspaw Travel Centre parking lot.

Summer Indigenous events

The Banff Centre

Canmore Museum

Carter-Ryan Gallery (Banff and Canmore)

  • The galleries are home to the work of Indigenous visual artist, Jason Carter.

Kananaskis Bearspaw Farmers Market

  • Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kananaskis Bearspaw Travel Centre parking lot.

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

  • Temporary mural of Sitting Wind and the Cultural Trade Route installed on the Whyte grounds celebrating Indigenous culture and relationships in the Bow Valley.
  • Seasonal Walks and Tea with Phillomene and Tracey Stevens returns in July.

Fright House Morley 

  • The haunted house near the Stoney Nakoda casino returns in October, 2021.