National Indigenous Peoples Day

From the Community: Open Dialogue Panel Discussion

The panel is moderated by Janine Windolph with guest speakers Daryl Kootenay, Helen McPhaden, Asivik Koostachin, Jarret Twoyoungman, Solomon Chiniquay and Bill Snow.


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On Monday, June 21, please join us for a full virtual celebration of Indigenous Peoples' culture and practice!

Everyone is welcome to participate in a variety of FREE activities, including visual art workshops live and on-line, film screenings, music, yoga session, Indigenous virtual market, and more.

Over 12 hours of National Indigenous content to fully engage in on Treaty 7 territory.

Full Schedule

  • 9:00 - 9:15 am: A word from Janice Price, President and CEO, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Reneltta Arluk, Director of Indigenous Arts, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
  • 9:15 - 10:00 am: Opening Prayer & Welcoming Remarks by Elder Henry Holloway and Bill Snow.
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am: Morning Yoga Session guided by Christine Friday.
  • 12:00 pm - midnight: Indigenous Virtual Market.
  • 12:00 - 1:30 pm: Wool Tufting – The Technique of Caribou Hair Tufting with MJ Belcourt and Knowledge Keeper Gilbert Anderson. 
  • 1 pm / 3 pm / 4 pm: In-person art workshops at artsPlace (Canmore, AB) with Travis Rider. 
  • 5:00 pm: Panel Discussion hosted and moderated by Janine Windolph with guest panelists Daryl Kootenay, Helen McPhaden, Bill Snow, Asivak Koostachin, Jarett Twoyoungmen, and Soloman Chiniquay.
  • 5:00 pm: Online Film Screenings
  • 7:00 - 8:30 pm: Musical event with ShoShona Raven, Amanda Rheaume, and Sarain Fox
  • 8:30 pm: Closing with story by Daryl Kootenay

Today's Events

Past Events


In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Banff area, known as “Minhrpa” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “the waterfalls”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley 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 Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory.


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