Town of Canmore

National Day of Indigenous Peoples

Thank you to everyone who joined us on June 21 - students, Elders, families, seniors, community organizations, visitors and locals.  Special thanks to our Stoney Nakoda neighbours for organizing this amazing event with the Town of Canmore Arts and Events Department. We estimate that we saw 500+ people attend the parade and activities at the Civic Centre. as we celebrated the day with the Stoney flag raising alongside traditional Nakoda songs and dances. See you next year on June 21 - now renamed National Day of Indigenous Peoples! To read more on the name change click here.


Save ON Foods
JK Bakery
The Paint Box
Canadian Rockies Public Schools

National Aboriginal History Month

In 2009, June was declared National Aboriginal History Month, following the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons. This provides an opportunity to recognize not only the historic contributions of Aboriginal peoples to the development of Canada, but also the strength of present-day Aboriginal communities and their promise for the future. Every June, Canadians celebrate National Aboriginal History Month, which is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada.

Learn More

National Aboriginal History Month

Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Video - Stoney Nakoda Youth Delegation at United Nations

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