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National Indigenous History Month

Building relationships and celebrating diversity National Indigenous History Month

Celebrated every June

In June, during National Indigenous History Month, we celebrate the rich heritage of our First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. 

Indigenous Peoples celebrate their history with pride and preservation. For those not Indigenous or new to Canada, this observance offers an opportunity to learn about Indigenous Peoples' pivotal role in shaping our nation.

Join us in honouring and learning about Canada's rich Indigenous heritage!

2024 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee (CAUAC) Awards


June 14-15: Otipemisiwak Métis event

Date: June 14-15*
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: South Glenmore Park, Weasel Head Flats (90th Ave. and Oakmount Dr. S.W.)

Mamawii Kishkayta - Gather and Learn with the Métis. Join us for an enriching three-day event and come together to celebrate Métis culture and traditions. 

South Glenmore Park will transform into a hub of learning and exploration. This event will feature Métis trapper tent and immersive experiences. Learn more about the Métis language, cultural practices, and history at the beautiful Weasel Head Flats. This is a unique opportunity to connect with Métis heritage and deepen our understanding of this vibrant community. 

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, sun shades, and picnic lunches for a day of fun and learning. Food trucks will be on site. 

*Please note that this event may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

June 17-22: Aboriginal Awareness Week

Opening ceremonies

Date: June 17
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Olympic Plaza

We invite you to participate in Aboriginal Awareness Week. It is a dynamic celebration highlighting the richness of Indigenous culture. Join us at the opening ceremony on June 17.

Family Day, Powwow, Handgames & Indigenous Idol

Date: June 22
Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Elbow River Camp

On June 22, join in for family friendly activities, including a:

  • Pow wow
  • Dedicated children's corner, and
  • Talent showcase featuring Indigenous artists and performers.

Come together, learn, and celebrate the diversity and resilience of Indigenous peoples.

June 20: Chief David Crowchild Awards and Solstice Ceremony

Awards ceremony

Date: June 20
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Municipal Atrium, 800 MacLeod Trail S.E.

We're gathering on June 20 to recognize outstanding achievements within the Indigenous community. The Chief David Crowchild Awards & Solstice Ceremony will be a momentous occasion. Two awards will be presented, the:

Join us as we honour the contributions and successes of those who embody leadership, innovation, and dedication to their community.

Solstice ceremony

Date: June 20
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Confluence Historic Site & Parkland, 750 9th Ave S.E.

After the event, we will be going to the Confluence Historic Site & Parkland to celebrate the solstice. The longest day of the year will be celebrated with a tobacco ceremony, round dance, and other activities.

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: June 21
Location: Various locations

A Day of Celebration and Reflection. On June 21, we'll come as a nation to commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day. It's a time to celebrate the diverse cultures, languages, and traditions of Indigenous peoples across Canada. Join us in honouring their enduring presence and our shared heritage. Let's reflect on the importance of reconciliation, solidarity, and mutual respect as we work towards a more inclusive society.