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National Aboriginal Day, Wednesday June 21, 2017

posted Jun 20, 2017, 7:57 PM by ASA - Edmonton Centre

Looking for stuff to do in the Edmonton region?  The Strathcona Archaeological Society has gathered a list of events for National Aboriginal Day that are taking place over the next few days.  Go out and celebrate the rich culture and deep history of local First Nations and Métis peoples!   

To follow along online, head over to twitter and check out the hashtags #NAD2017, #NationalAboriginalDay, #NationalAboriginalHistory, #Canada15000 and #NADCanada

Whether you participate from home, the office, or in person, we hope you have a great day! 

The City of Edmonton website has a list of events taking place throughout the week.  You can check them out here:  https://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/schedule_festivals_events/national-aboriginal-day.aspx


APTN Aboriginal Day Live is taking place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Victoria Park, with activities starting at 6:00am and running until sunset.  If you are unable to attend in person, the event (as well as other events across Canada) is being aired on the APTN network, as well as live streamed on their website http://aboriginaldaylive.ca/edmonton/.


The Art Gallery of Alberta will be offering free admission all day long, showcasing two special exhibition tours, a beading workshop, and a film screening.  Visit http://www.youraga.ca/aga-events/national-aboriginal-day/ for more details.


The Indigenous Relations Ministry (http://indigenous.alberta.ca/ ) of the Alberta Government has issued a document listing activities across the province.  The document can be found here http://indigenous.alberta.ca/documents/NAD-Events-Alberta-June-2017.pdf?0.276972591644153


Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100013248/1100100013249) has a list of events across Canada, including in the Edmonton region. 


Other Upcoming Events:

Ermineskin Cree Nation has a powwow in a couple of weeks, running from June 30 to July 2, 2017.  Details can be found here http://calendar.powwows.com/events/ermineskin-cree-nation/ and here https://www.ermineskin.ca/


 Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation has a powwow coming up, running from July 14 to 17, 2017.  Details can be found here http://calendar.powwows.com/events/alexis-nakota-sioux-nation/ and here http://www.alexisnakotasioux.com/