2022 National Indigenous Peoples Day

Thank you for joining us for this celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ culture and practice!

You can still watch some videos from the day.

Opening Words

Closing Words & Song

Full Schedule

All times are in Mountain Time.

  • 9:00 - 9:15 am: A word from Janice Price, President and CEO, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Watch here) and Reneltta Arluk, Director of Indigenous Arts, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Watch here)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am: Welcome Event hosted by Indigenous Leadership's Simon Ross, Indigenous Arts' Janine Windolph, and Îyârhe Nakoda Elder Alice Kaquitts (Online)
  • 10 am / 12:15 pm/ 3:30 pm: In-person art workshops at artsPlace with Travis Rider and Caroline Aubry-Wake. (artsPlace, Canmore, AB)
  • Noon: Indigenous Virtual Market (Visit until June 26)
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Powwow Dance Fun Workshop. FULL
  • 2:00 - 3:30pm: Earring Making with Traditional Materials. FULL
  • 4:00 - 5:30pm: Film Screening (Watch here until June 28) and Panel Discussion (Watch here)
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm: Musical event with Twin Flames (Jenny Belzberg Theatre, Banff Centre)
  • 9:00 pm: Closing with story by Daryl Kootenay (Watch here)

Ongoing Activities

Past Events

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


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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 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 here, help us steward this land, and honour and celebrate this place.

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



Indigenous Arts at Banff Centre is supported by: