Events

Events

See below for a list of Indigenous events hosted by Mount Royal University and local communities.

Campus Events

Event Dates Location About

tea with oid 

june 16, 2022

july 21, 2022

august 18, 2022

 

in person. room t123.

the mru community is invited to join the office of Indigenization and decolonization (oid) for tea. this is a good way to get to know each other, share stories, and listen. in addition to tea, please enjoy catered bannock. 

register.

The Unforgotten 

A Film Screening and Talking Circle 

June 9, 2022

Location TBA

9:30am-12:30pm

The Indigenous Health Community of Practice (IHCoP) in the Faculty of HCE, in collaboration with the office of Indigenization and decolonization and the
Academic Development Centre present: 

The Unforgotten: A Film Screening and Talking Circle 

The Unforgotten is a 35-minute film about the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across five stages of life, created by BUILD Films and Networked Health, with funding and support from the Canadian Medical Association. Supported by Indigenous Elders, join us in-person to watch the film and then engage in a talking circle which will support learning, reflection and connections with the film. Lunch to follow.

 

To register, email hce@mtroyal.ca

 

View The Unforgotten poster

Community Events

Event Dates Location About

Pow Wow Dance Classes

  • May 26
  • June 2
  • June 9
  • June 16

6:00pm-7:00pm

4812 14 Ave SE

Come learn the art of pow wow daning with Siksika Elder Shirley Hill. She has taught more than 3 decades of fancy dance shawl and hoop dancing. 

 

For more information, please email sara@hubsconnector.ca

 

View poster for more information

Come Celebrate Good Health The Makoyoh'sokoi - Wolf Trail Program

 

24-week long holistic wellness program for women

Registration is open in June and program starts in September 

 

Come Celebrate Good Health The Makoyoh'sokoi - Wolf Trail Program is looking for participants for its next cohort starting in September. Here is some information: Makoyoh'sokoi (Wolf Trail) Program is a holistic, physical activity-based wellness program for Indigenous women, guided by Indigenous practices and traditions. Our mission is driven by our desire to give Indigenous women the opportunities they need to live healthier and happier lives in a culturally safe environment. The Wolf Trail Program is a holistic, physical-activity-based wellness program for Indigenous women. In the program, participants come together to experience new types of exercise, learn about nutrition and share their personal experiences in a safe, supportive, and culturally appropriate environment. Programs will be as follows: (Please indicate which location you would like to register for) 

NE - Miskanawah (2716 Sunridge Way NE) on Tuesday’s from 6-8

SE - Bob Bahan Activity Centre (4812 14th Ave SE) on Wednesday’s from 6-8 

NW - Shouldice Activity Centre (5303 Bowness Rd NW) on Thursday’s from 6-8

 Please visit https://www.wolftrail.ca/the-program or contact staceysd16@gmail.com or  ayla.bjerke@ucalgary.ca for more details! 

View poster here.

Alberta Health Services - 2022 National Indigenous Peoples Month Celebrations

Various events for the whole month of June

 

On June 21, Canada will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples DayFirst celebrated in 1996, this is a day to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples from across Canada.

This year our theme is Healing through Mind, Body and Spirit. Join us as we celebrate throughout the month of June. Keep watching here to keep up to date on AHS events and activities.

As we celebrate together, feel free to ask questionsshare inspirational titles, and remember to take time for healing and self care.

 

Visit Together4Health website to learn about the events happening organization-wide.

Walking Land Acknowledgement

June 7 at 5:00pm-6:30pm

Fort Calgary
750 9 Avenue SoutheastCalgary, AB, T2G 5E1

Reconnect with the land, the river, and yourself on a guided tour along the East Village RiverWalk. Your guide will lead you on a walking land acknowledgement for Treaty 7, sharing stories and interactive experiences along the way. Based on Indigenous knowledge, the tour will take an empathetic view of our history and shared reality while exploring how we may reconcile our colonial past. Each tour will be hosted by a Fort Calgary guide and an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper.

 

For more information and to register, visit the Fort Calgary website.

AFCC Outreach & Cultural Reconnection: Traditional Ribbon Skirt Teachings: 2 Day Session

June 8 & 22

10:00am-2:00pm

Calgary Community Wise, 223, 12 Avenue SW

Join the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary for a 2 day session of traditional ribbon skirt making.

 

View poster for more information.

Honouring our Children Traditional Pow Wow

June 11, 2022

 

1:00pm

Strathmore Curling Club and Ag Grounds 

Everyone is welcome to attend Honouring our Children Traditional Pow Wow! 

 

See poster for more details.

Saddle Lake Stampede 

June 17-19, 2022

Saddle Lake Cree Nation, AB

Join the Saddle Lake Cree Nation for chuckwagon races, rodeo, indian relay races, and more! 

 

See poster for more details.

Native Plants at the Confluence

June 19 at 1:00pm-2:30pm

Fort Calgary
750 9 Avenue SoutheastCalgary, AB, T2G 5E1

The first day of summer is only days off and the lands at Fort Calgary are in bloom. Take a guided tour of the plant life thriving where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet — identify plants native to the area, learn how they can be used and listen to some stories about them.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Fort Calgary website.

Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary 

June 19-25, 2022

Multiple locations throughout Calgary, visit AAWC website for more information on locations

Oki, Tansi, Danit’ada, Aba-wath-tech, Paarutit, Hello!


On behalf of the Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary (AAWC) Circle we want to thank you for your support of our initiative to raise awareness and celebrate the cultural diversity of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. In these past 2 years Covid –19 Pandemic took away our ability to be together as a community, this will be our first opportunity to gather in spirit of community.

In the early 1990’s, Indigenous agencies serving the Indigenous community in Calgary began organizing events and celebrations during the week leading up to National Indigenous Day, held annually on June 21. The summer solstice is a culturally significant day for many Indigenous peoples and is now acknowledged by celebrations held in major cities across Canada.

For the past several years, we have had a strong partnership with the Calgary Stampede and are hosting once again our event at the former Indian Village site at the South end of Stampede Park; this is still a sacred space for us as well as for visitors.

In partnership with Aboriginal People Television Network (APTN) in 2019 attendance throughout the course of the day and evening was approximately 10,000 people. This year 2022, we are taking on a different twist to the event, which we know, as a circle will bring in many more people into the park. This year host a Traditional POW WOW from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm, Handgames, Children Corner, Food Trucks As always, we anticipate Elders, Chiefs, Dignitaries, Indigenous Celebrities, Corporate Calgary

AAWC Circle 2022

 

For overview of events, see AAWC poster or Event Lisitings webpage

For more information, visit AAWC website

Indigenous Corporate Training Inc 

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

June 21, 2022

Canada Wide 

Occurring on June 21, 2022, for the 26th anniversary since its inception Canadians will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day that celebrates and recognizes First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures. It is observed on the 21 of June to recognize the summer solstice, the day of maximum daylight, and its importance to Indigenous Peoples. We have been unable to attend celebrations for the past 2 years, but now that they are happening again we want to share with you some ways in which you and your organization can celebrate Indigenous culture together and in person across Canada!

 

Visit Indigenous Corporate Training Inc website for a complete listing of events and courses.

Saddle Lake Cree Nation Annual Pow Wow 

June 24-26, 2022 

Saddle Lake, AB

Saddle Lake Cree Nation will be hosting their annual pow wow June 24-26. 

 

Daily live streaming will be available via Saddle Lake Cree Nation website.

 

View poster for more information.

 Iinnii Days 2022

 June 28-July 1

Buffalo Spirit Hills Ranch 

 

Hwy 89 Glacier County, MT

Join us for the 3rd Annual Celebration of Iinnii Days. All community members are invited to join this culutral celebration as we recognize the return of iinnii on the Blackfeet Reservation. 

 

See poster for detailed information regarding the daily events.

Calgary Stampede Powwow

 July 12-14, 2022

 Saddledome

Get ready for a new celebration of culture and a gathering of community at Stampede 2022! The Calgary Stampede Powwow is one of Canada’s largest competitive powwows happening July 12-14 in the Saddledome. This one-of-a-kind event produced in collaboration with Powwow Times features competitive dancing, drumming, singing and a showcase of other Indigenous performances.

You’re invited to experience this event as the best Indigenous dancers and singers from Canada and the United States compete for $175,000 in prize money!

For more information visit the Calgary Stampede website

Kainai Powwow and Celebration

July 15-17, 2022

Red Crow Park, AB

More details TBA. View poster

Ongoing Courses with Old Sun Community College 

July 2022-April 2023

Old Sun Community College is a Siksika-led, Board Governed educational institution that operates as a comprehensive, non-profit organization on the Siksika Nation reserve.

 

Old Sun Community College is offering multiple courses throughout the upcoming semesters such as: 

  • Block Course SK 360-Sun Dance Course
  • SL200-Introduction to the Siksika Language
  • SK252- Residential Schools at Siksika 

 

For a complete list of courses and for more information, please view here.

 

To register, email Fritzi.woods@oldsuncollege.ca

Tsuut'ina Nation Annual Celebrations

July 22-24, 2022

Redwood Meadows, AB

Tsuut'ina Annual Celebrations consists of powwow, rodeo, golf tournament, and slo-pitch tournament.

 

More details TBA. See poster

View slo-pitch poster

View golf tournament poster

 

10th Annual Neyaskweyahk Native Classic

July 22-24, 2022

Panee Memorial Agriplex

Maskwacis, AB

Three full days of rodeo, indian relay, chuckwagon and chariot races with a dance on Saturday July 23!

See poster for more information.

Piikani Nation Annual Celebrations

July 29-31, 2022 

Crowlodge Park, AB

More details TBA

Siksika Nation Fair 

August 12-14, 2022

Siksika Piiksapi Memorial Arbour, AB

More details TBA. See poster

Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow  August 12-14, 2022 TBA More details TBA. See poster
World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education September 26-30, 2022 Adelaide, Australia

The South Australian Aboriginal Education and Training Consultative Council and Tauondi Aboriginal College has selected over 300 workshop presentations for delivery at the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education (WIPCE) 2022 in Adelaide Australia September 26-30. 

The Conference will be hosted from Adelaide, Australia as a hybrid meeting. The virtual platform, OnAIR, will connect delegates all over the world allowing them to view presentations and performances live, participate in Q&A and visit the virtual exhibition. 

Register now