National Indigenous Peoples Day

The 2021 Celebration will be announced soon!


Thanks for joining us on June 21, 2020 in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day virtually with a rich and unique immersion in Treaty 7 arts and culture. 

Banff Centre celebrates the Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, Dene, Ktunaxa, and Métis of Treaty 7 territory and surrounding lands. We celebrate the People and the artistry and creativity they inspire.  

Watch all Videos and Recordings from the day. 

Opening Celebration

Opening Celebration Recording

Featuring a Welcome to the Day by Lillian Rose, and an introduction to the events by Reneltta Arluk and  Janice Price.

Drawn to Nature Workshop

Workshop with Alberta Rose W/Ingnuk

Watch Workshop Recording

Participants of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and levels of experience are invited to sketch and draw in Banff Centre’s free beginner-level drawing workshops held online.

Led by Alberta Rose W/Ingnuk, this class encourages artistic exploration and conversation about the ways in which we interact with the cultural and geological landscapes around us that have been home to Indigenous peoples from time immemorial.

Learn more about Alberta Rose W/Ingnuk

Printmaking Workshop

Domestic Mark Making Printmaking Workshop with Laura Grier

Watch Workshop Recording

Within our homes, there is a multitude of everyday ‘things’ that create unique marks that are telling of our own, personal, domestic lives. This printmaking workshop is inspired by ‘domestic mark making’, where the creation of prints can be made from the marks and things that live around us.

By using hand-made mark-making tools, found objects, or using ‘situational’ mark-making, this printmaking workshop will demonstrate how prints can be made with simple and accessible tools that are available in many variations of places and homes.

Learn more about Laura Grier. 

Musical performance

Online Performance by Tom Jackson

Watch Musical Recording

Get ready for Stories, Songs, and Tomfoolery! A very personal, intimate, virtual musical experience - recorded in the Almighty Voices studio.

Learn more about Tom Jackson.

Closing Celebration

Daryl Kootenay

Closing Celebration Recording

Closing Celebration by Daryl Kootenay, traditional singer, dancer, artist, speaker, and youth leader from the Stoney Nakoda Nation of Treaty 7 in southern Alberta.

Learn more about Daryl Kootenay

Funded by the Government of Canada.
Financé par le gouvernement du Canada. 


Indigenous Arts at Banff Centre is supported by: