Town of Canmore

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2018 - Schedule of Events 

11 a.m. Parade 
starts at NWMP barracks, travelling down Main Street to 7 Ave, ending at Centennial Park

Noon - 2:30 p.m. Events at Centennial Park
Welcoming, dancing, drumming, storytelling, Indigenous food, artist market

4 - 6 p.m. artsPlace
Indigenous Art Exhibit

6 - 11 p.m. Banff Centre
Additional Programming as part of the day. For more information click here.


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