2021 National Indigenous Peoples Day

Thank you for joining us for this full virtual celebration of Indigenous Peoples' culture and practice!

You can still watch some videos from the day.


Film screenings

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Panel Discussion

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Closing Words and Song

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Indigenous Artists Spotify Playlist


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

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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Financé par le gouvernement du Canada. 


Indigenous Arts at Banff Centre is supported by: