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2024 National Indigenous History Month

Join us to celebrate Banff Centre's National Indigenous History Month in June!

Banff Centre recognizes National Indigenous History Month as a time for learning, honouring, reflecting, and engaging with Indigenous cultures. Banff Centre is inviting the community to participate in events and activities including story sharing, dance, films, and music. 

Events will be held person at Banff Centre and online.
All events listed below are FREE. Some free events require advance registration.

Schedule at a Glance (June 1-30)

June 1: Virtual Indigenous Art Market (Open June 1-30 online)
Watch Welcome Videos: Land Acknowledgement Video and Event Overview Video (Available to watch June 1)
June 6: Storytelling Session. No registration needed.
June 11: Dance Workshop | Register in advance.
June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
Concert Featuring Jah'kota | Jenny Belzberg Theatre | Get tickets in advance
June 21-30: Indigenous Film Screenings online | Closing story will be available online
June 26: Cultural Learning Circle | artsPlace, Canmore (See details below for partner events at artsPlace)

View all FREE events at Banff Centre this summer.

Browse and shop online:
Virtual Indigenous Art Market

Enjoy Event Overview video below: 

Free partner events at artsPlace, Canmore

Creative Kits for Kids! Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day | Pickup kits between June 17-30
Quantities are limited. 
Register Now 

Cultural Learning Circle: Stories are in our Bones | June 26 | 7 pm
Register Now

Events Enewsletters: 

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Please contact indigenousarts@banffcentre.ca with any questions. 
 

 
We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain. In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Banff area, known as "Minirhpa" (translated in Stoney Nakoda as "the waterfalls") and the Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney Nations – as well as the Tsuut'ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Métis Nation of Alberta, District 4. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play here, help us steward this land, and honour and celebrate this place.
 

Performance activities during National Indigenous History Month are funded in part by:

 


Indigenous Arts at Banff Centre is supported by:

 

 

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The Town of Banff is helping support a day of art, music, and delicious food celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Town of Banff | June 21