National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples' Day
Every June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month, which is an opportunity to honour the unique heritage, outstanding contributions, and diverse cultures of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities across Turtle Island. On June 21, we honour National Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Celebrate with Us on June 17
In consultation with the Stoney Nakoda Community, celebrate National Indigenous History Month and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples' Day early on June 17 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Canmore Civic Centre, Civic Centre Plaza, and Rotary Friendship Park.
Here is what you can look forward to:
|Indigenous Art Market and Keepsake Pouch Workshop||7 Avenue, in front of the Canmore Civic Centre||10 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Library Booth and Story Time||Rotary Friendship Park||Library Booth Opens at 10 a.m.
Story Time at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
|Indigenous Culture Showcase: Drumming, Singing, Dancing||Civic Centre Plaza||12 p.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Indigenous Book Walk||Rotary Friendship Park||On display from June 16 - July 9|
Volunteer with Us
Events like National Indigenous Peoples' Day are not possible without a strong team of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with the Town of Canmore on June 17, we are looking for people to fill the following volunteer shifts:
- Set up (7 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
- Parking Attendants (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
- Parking Attendants (12 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
- Tear Down (2 to p.m. - 6 p.m.)
To sign up for volunteer shifts, click here
The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nations – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai.
We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.
National Indigenous History Month
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
First Nations Family Caring Society