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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

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