This week, celebrate the rich origin stories and culture of Canada’s first peoples for Indigenous History Month and Indigenous People’s Day! Learn about the history of Metis Scrip, join the 10th Annual Walk for Reconciliation or immerse yourself at the Indigenous Day Live Pow-wow at Fort Calgary. How are you celebrating?
Come learn a basic account of how the fundamentals of the scrip system failed to create a land base for the Métis, and contributed to dispossession of these peoples in Canada.
When: Thursday, June 20 10:00-12:00pm
Where: Central Library
The 10th Annual Walk for Reconciliation will start at the NW corner of the Harry Hays Building and continues along the Riverwalk to Fort Calgary. There will be a free breakfast for the first 150 participants.
When: Friday, June 21, 8:00-11:00am
Where: Fort Calgary
Indigenous Music Week at Studio Bell will coincide with events happening across Canada in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. Festivities will include Live art by Amy Willier of Moonstone Creation, Guided Tour of Indigenous Music, Air Workshop and Performance with Ziibiwan and Dan Auger, Thundering Nations performance and a spoken word performance by Wendy Walk.
When: Friday, June 21, 10:00-5:00pm
Cost: Free admission for Indigenous people
Since 2007, Sled Island’s thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have produced a one-of-a-kind festival experience. Join Sled Island at the King Eddy for Indigenous Peoples Day featuring Ziibiwan, Lashes & more.
When: Friday, June 21, 8:30pm
Where: King Eddy
Indigenous Day Live is the nation’s largest event in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Through cultural activities and live music, Canadians are brought together in celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ unparalleled contributions to Canada. All are welcome to take part in the celebration.
When: Saturday, June 22, 9:00-9:00pm
Where: Fort Calgary