Town of Canmore

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Right Relations

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – 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 Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.


National Indigenous History Month

Every June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month, which is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions, and cultures of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities across Turtle Island.

National Indigenous History Month Events 2022

Canmore Mountain Market Days Throughout June

Indigenous Artists and Artisans at Canmore Mountain Market

As part of our way of honouring National Indigenous Peoples History Month, we will be featuring Indigenous artists and artisans as part of the Canmore Mountain Market. Stop by each market day (Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) throughout the month of June at Elevation Place to learn more and see their beautiful work and support regional Indigenous artists.


National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First NationsInuit and Métis peoples.


Learn More

National Indigenous History Month
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

First Nations Family Caring Society

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – 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 Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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