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Campfire Chats - National Aboriginal Day

The University of Calgary and the Calgary Stampede invite you to join Campfire Chats in recognition of National Aboriginal Day on June 21 at St. Patrick's Island.

  • Hear Elder Reg Crowshoe share the story of our region's indigenous heritage and why the Blackfoot call Calgary MOH-KINS-TSIS.
  • Enjoy a performance by Vanessa Stiffarm, 2016 Stampede Indian Princess and sample fresh bannock.
  • Pull up a blanket and mark the longest day of the year with a journey into Calgary's storied past.

1pm - Triple tipi-raising
2pm - Tipi-painting demonstration
3pm - Traditional drumming and dancing supported by the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary
6:30pm (RSVP required) - Campfire chat with Reg Crowshoe, former chief of Piikuni First Nation

You can RSVP for the campfire chat at

To see a map with directions to St. Patrick's Island, click here

Earlier Event: June 19
Outdoor Games Station
Later Event: June 22
The Book Truck