Come and celebrate the pride, history and knowledge of our First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures at the 2017 Indigenous Celebration Day. The day’s schedule of events will provide a line-up of both traditional and contemporary entertainment, including powwow drumming and dancing performances, Métis fiddling and jigging, a hand drum contest and a taste of culture as well as arts, crafts and community exhibits. Admission is free.
As Lethbridge College is located on the traditional land of the Blackfoot people, a momentous part of this year’s opening ceremonies will be Lethbridge College receiving a Blackfoot name. Guided by our Blackfoot Kaahsinnooniiks (Grandparents) and community members, we are moving together respectfully to a greater knowledge and understanding of Blackfoot ways of knowing. It is Lethbridge College’s honour to invite the community as our place of learning receives a Blackfoot Name. The naming ceremony will be part of the opening ceremonies, beginning at 10 a.m.
For more information, please contact Indigenous Services at 403-320-3202 ext. 5731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule of Events
All events, including taste of culture, will take place in the Val Matteoti Gymnasium.
|8 a.m.||Smudging ceremony|
|10 - 10:30 a.m.||Grand Entry and Opening Ceremonies|
|10:30 - 11 a.m.||Lethbridge College Blackfoot Naming ceremony|
|11 - 11:30 a.m.||Powwow drumming and dance showcase|
|11:30 - 11:45 a.m.||Hoop dancers: Maria and Julie Lamouche|
|11:30 - 1 p.m.||Feast: Bison stew and bannock|
|11:45 - 11:55 a.m.||Entertainment: Soul Sisters|
|11:55 - 12:10 p.m.||Entertainment: Will Big Bull|
|12:10 - 12:30 p.m.||Entertainment: Armond Duck Chief|
|12:30 - 12:40 p.m.||Métis fiddler|
|12:40 - 1:00 p.m.||Métis jiggers|
|1 - 2 p.m.||Hand drum contest|