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National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. It gives us an opportunity to shine a light and reflect on the impact Indigenous people have had on Canada and learn about their histories, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, strengths and ways of life. 

It’s also a time to keep reconciliation at the forefront of our conversations and to continue to build stronger relationships and a greater understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. 
 


National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. 

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at Heritage Park with special performances and our immersive Indigenous programming such as tipi raising, hunting techniques and games and stories.

 

New Blood: A Story of Reconciliation | 7pm

Celebration Tent

This Alberta created play tells the story of Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman and his experience as a child in a residential school.

Learn More

Peter Gabriel, whose album is featured in the performance, talks about New Blood and reconciliation.

Video courtesy of New Blood.


Indigenous Games | 10:30am & 2pm

First Nations Encampment

Join in on the fun - try your hand at traditional indigenous games and learn new skills. 


Bannock Making | 1pm

Hudson Bay Company Fort

This Metis food staple was carried by fur traders across our country; watch our interpreter cook some up on an open fire as they share stories of Metis life in the fur trade. 


Traditional Dance Performance | 2:30 & 3:30pm

Didsbury Bandstand

Learn the significance and history behind some Indigenous dances as performed by the Brown Bear Woman Dance Troop from the TsuuT’ina Nation.

 


 

 

Heritage Park has implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program. For more information visit our COVID-19 Information page