2023 National Indigenous Peoples Month

We hope you have enjoyed Banff Centre's National Indigenous Peoples Month in June!

The Virtual Marketplace is now closed. Thank you for joining us! 
Watch Closing Story (see video below) by Travis Rider. 

Thank you for joining us in June for concerts as well as free events and activities including Storytelling, Dance Workshop, Online Film Screenings, a talk with Jackson 2bears, as well as partner events at artsPlace.

Schedule (June 1-30)

Events were held in person at Banff Centre and online.
June 1: 
Virtual Marketplace (Open June 1-30)
Watch Welcome Videos: Land Acknowledgement Video and Event Overview Video
June 10: 
Storytelling, Max Bell Auditorium. (FREE. Watch recording, now available online.)
June 15: 
Dance Workshop with the Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers, Banff Centre Dance Studio.
(FREE. This workshop was in-person and online)
June 16: 
Cikwes Live at Maclab 
June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
Eekwol concert, Jenny Belzberg Theatre. 
Online Films curated by the Nakoda AV Club launch online. (FREE. Available to watch June 21-28) 
Closing story by Travis Rider available online for all to watch. (See video below)
June 28: 
Visual Arts Open Talk: Jackson 2bears (FREE. This does not require a ticket.)

artsPlace events: 
June 14 - 28: Creative Kits for kids were available for pick up. 
June 19: Cultural Learning Circle: Stoney Nakoda Beading and Regalia
June 26: Cultural Learning Circle: Film and discussion with the Nakoda AV Club

Closing Story by Travis Rider Video

Events Enewsletters: 
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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 "Minhrpa" (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, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. 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 People's 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