The Nisga'a of Ts'amiks (Vancouver), hosts this celebration each year and invites dance groups from other Nations to celebrate with them, the strength, beauty and diversity of indigenous cultures.
Storytelling & crafts in the Istken Hall with Holly Joseph from the Lil’wat Nation from 2pm – 5pm!
Sister Says is a soulful indie pop duo/group based out of Vancouver fronted by mixed Haida-Tsimshian siblings Gillian and Robert Thomson.
The Spirit of Haida Gwaii was Bill Reid’s final major work. This complex sculpture features a Haida canoe, filled with some of Reid’s favourite creatures of Haida tradition. He has freed them from their static positions on totem poles, making them fresh and meaningful to a contemporary audience. In November 1991, a huge group of... Read more »
Cooking for Reconciliation is a journey toward Truth and Reconciliation using Indigenous foods to create a better understanding of pre-colonial Indigenous culture and the impact of colonization.
Beyond 150 Years: An Acknowledgement of Cinematic Territory is a premiere event to present, with utmost respect, some of the Indigenous filmmakers from within the REEL CANADA catalogue.
Provocative and entertaining, this production is created and performed by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast, and asks us to imagine what reconciliation really means. If you want innovative theatre that is engaging and challenges your perceptions, this would be it.
Sister Says is a soulful indie pop duo/group based out of Vancouver fronted by mixed Haida-Tsimshian siblings Gillian and Robert Thomson.
Join Curator, Beth Carter and Education Programmer, Samantha Nock in a guided tour and discussion of the themes of Indigenous women's art and issues in the Judy Chartrand: What a Wonderful World exhibition.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome! Come listen to Roy share legends of the Northwest Coast and of his life and times as an artist in British Columbia. Roy will also be available after to autograph purchases and meet guests.
Learn to weave cedar bark bracelets with professional artist, Todd Giihlgiigaa DeVries. Stories and cultural values will be shared throughout the workshop, and participants will also learn about basic weaving terminology and techniques, such as weft and warp, and the checkerboard twill.
Learn the traditional techniques of Salish Wool Weaving! Wool Weaving is an integral part of the rich cultural history of the Coastal Nations and historically involved gathering, spinning and weaving mountain goat wool.
Blue Moon Marquee is a Métis-Cree gypsy blues band based out of Vancouver Island fronted by A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette (vocals/bass/drums).
Join us after hours for a special adult-only evening inside Fort Langley National Historic Site. Discover the cultural connections between Fort Langley and the Kwantlen First Nations today, back to the fort’s establishment 1827, and beyond.
Join artist Judy Chartrand for her special closing program for her exhibition: What a Wonderful World. This is the last chance to see this beautiful and provocative exhibit. What a Wonderful World concludes on March 26th.
Reconciliation Pole will be installed in the manner of a traditional Haida pole raising on Saturday April 1, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM at the intersection of Main Mall and Agronomy Road. All are welcome to attend and participate in the event.
All are welcome to come to the Bill Reid Gallery on Saturday, April 8 at 2pm for a special tour of their new exhibition, Xi xanya dzam: Those who are amazing at making things.
Presentation House Theatre presents Redpatch March 29th - April 9th Produced by Hardline Productions, with the generous support of Presentation House Theatre.
Premiering on the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, REDPATCH is a historical drama that focuses on a young Métis man from the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation of Vancouver Island who volunteers to fight in the First World War.
Join Juno award winning pianist Murray Porter for a free concert at lelum' Arts & Cultural Café!
Wapikoni is on a Canada-wide tour to screen some of the best films in their collection and they are stopping at the original K'omoks Village Site. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this free screening.
Join Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph and Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George in creating a traditional Salish Weave at Coast Salish Arts & Cultural Society’s latest workshop!
Come see Morgan Asoyuf's breathtaking jewelry designs in the Gallery Shop where she combines classical art and design of the Ts'mysen people while using classic European gold smithing, bronze casting, and fashion design techniques.
Poison, Pattern, Paradigm premieres a new body of work by Emerging Coast Salish artist Carrielynn Victor. The artist has created this new series of paintings utilizing traditional formal elements from Stó:lō culture—the crescent, the trigon, and the chevron.
In recognition of Aboriginal Awareness Month, Nations Creations & Abbotsford Arts Council is honored to present the 2nd Annual Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day, an opportunity for the community to come and learn about Aboriginal arts, culture, history and traditions.
Everyone is invited to join the Shishalh Nation for A Night at the Longhouse Event. This is a community cultural celebration and performance with an evening of traditional Coast Salish-shíshálh drumming, singing and dancing and traditional storytelling.
On Thursday, June 15th at the Christ Church Cathedral for Giving Voice, a cross-cultural musical celebration for people of all ages and backgrounds featuring over a dozen Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. Curated by Sister Says, Giving Voice combines a variety of musical styles including soul, blues, and hip-hop for a truly unique evening that celebrates the living cultures of the Northwest Coast through music.
Join us from June 15, 2017 to June 18, 2017 for the this event with a First Nations Soccer Tournament, Salmon Prince & Princess Pageant, Parade, kids/ adult races & more!
Join the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations in celebrating National Aboriginal Day weekend with music, dance, food and the arts and best of all, it’s all FREE! 11AM – 5:30PM daily Vibrant stage performances Authentic indigenous artisan marketplace Storytelling Aboriginal cuisine and more
33rd annual Chief William Fathers Day Traditional Pow Wow honours fathers with competitions, dances and pageantry. Tradition is everything and keeping in step with tradition and the drum, June 16-18, 2017 will be the 33rd annual Chief William Fathers Day Traditional Pow Wow in Williams Lake, BC.
Celebrate Aboriginal Day with us. Learn about the cultural traditions of the First Nations at Fort Langley.
Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Lakeshore Resort & Campground. The day starts with a pancake breakfast, lead my Grand Entry, a frybread competition, a hypnotist, and more!
On June 21st, 2017, the Old Massett Village Council and Hiellen Longhouse Village invite you to participate in the totem pole raising carved by artist Christian White and his apprentices. Please RSVP to the Old Massett Village Council - Economic Development by phone 250-626-7543 or email at [email protected]
Celebrate National Aboriginal Day 2017 in Abbotsford at the Thunderbird Memorial Square on Wednesday, June 21st, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM!
Celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Secwepemc territory with Quaaout Lodge.
Join the gathering for Aboriginal Day Live 2017 at Trout Lake in Vancouver on Wednesday, June 21!
Celebrate National Aboriginal Day in the beautiful Comox Valley with the K'omoks First Nation, Kumugwe Cultural Society and guest nations.
The Kanata Festival is a 13 day festival running from June 19-July 1st. It is a cultural festival featuring food, music, art, workshops, and performances. It takes place on the traditional unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, in Larwill Park, bounded by Cambie & Beatty streets and Georgia and Dunsmuir streets in downtown Vancouver, BC. While taking place in BC, the festival will feature aspects of Indigenous culture from across Canada.
On July 1 paddlers from around North America will be gathering in Prince George for the epic challenge of the Northern Hardware PG Canoe Race. Paddlers from 14 years to masters will be eligible.
Join Saysutshun Newcastle Island for unique storytelling, interpretive tour and a traditionally cooked sockeye salmon BBQ demonstration and meal.
Take part in a weekend full of events and excitement for the whole family. Enjoy local music, games, food, contests, and so much more! Table vendors, crafters, and aspiring chefs will line the street for everyone to enjoy. Games will be held in the town square after the traditional opening ceremonies led by the Tsasala Cultural Group
Celebrate the Secwepemc people's heritage in a spectacular way, at the 38th Annual Kamloopa Powwow!
Over 100 canoes with over 1,000 pullers and about 5,000 visitors will join in this important event!
Join Xat'sull First Nation in honouring the salmon at their annual traditional powwow!
Enjoy light refreshments, a live performance by Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve, and participate in an interactive art piece with Roxanne Charles.
Head to the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art for an evening of music, dance and spoken word by local artists including Roxanne Charles. With performances by: – Madeline Terbasket – Brandi Bird – Prado – Roxanne Charles Entry is a suggested minimum donation of $10, though no one will be refused entry on... Read more »
Sunday, December 10th will be your last chance to view Intangible: Memory and Innovation in Coast Salish Art. Enjoy an Artist Talk with Marvin Oliver as well as a tour of the works featured in this exhibition. Light refreshments will be served. More About Marvin Oliver: “My works are formulated by merging the spirit of... Read more »
Celebrate the Nisga’a New Year by sharing in their culture through stories, song and dance. Hobiyee takes place annually at the PNE Forum. This free family event is great for all ages.
For 30 seasons, Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) has produced a runway that celebrates multiculturalism and emerging talent. They strive to identify undiscovered designers by providing an accessible and widely reputable platform. Through international media coverage and cogent buyer connectivity, VFW has provided the exposure to project designers into the next stages of success. Ay Lelum-The... Read more »
Come out for an unforgettable evening at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to kick off the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Stl’atl ́imc Business Start-up Program with keynote speaker Cowboy Smithx. COWBOY SMITHX Cowboy is a Blackfoot filmmaker, activist, entrepreneur, and catalyst for community change from the Piikani Nation. Cowboy is also a founder of Redx Talks, an Indigenized speakers... Read more »
Start spring with a celebration of wine, food and wellness! WineSpring is a wine tasting and appreciation festival taking place at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino in Cranbrook, British Columbia. The 2nd Annual event will take place on Friday, April 6th to Sunday, April 8th, 2018. For this festival, the resort partners with numerous wineries and vineyards from the... Read more »
’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix is excited to announce that the 2018 inaugural 2-day feast will showcase more than 18 original Indigenous musical artists including headliner ISKWÉ, the incredibly soulful 2018 Juno-nominated Cree Trip-Hop Artist based in Hamilton, Ontario. ISKWÉ also won the 2017 West Coast Music Award for Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year and was... Read more »
“Sk’elep Reconciliation” and “Indigenize It” are offering a workshop, hosted at Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro on Thrusday, May 31st, 2018 at 6pm-9pm. Join us for stories and teachings with distinguished guest Dr. Jann Derrick. Jann is of Mohawk ancestry and has presented workshops and trainings throughout Canada and internationally in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. Salmon... Read more »
Lakeshore Resort & Campground invites you to celebrate with them! There is lots of fun to be had for all ages.
Aboriginal Arts Culture Day 2018 & Trethewey House Heritage Society is hosting a free family event Sunday June 10, 2018 from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm located at 2313 Ware Street, Abbotsford. In recognition of Aboriginal Awareness Month, Aboriginal Arts & Culture Events along with Trethewey House Heritage Society is honored to present the 3rd Annual... Read more »
Join T’exelc for the 34th Annual Chief William Fathers Day Pow Wow on June 15-17, 2018 at Chief Will-Yum Campsite and Arbor in Williams Lake, BC Canada. The Chief William Fathers Day Pow Wow is an opportunity to honor and celebrate both fathers and First Nations culture with competitions, dancing, special tributes and pageantry. There... Read more »
The Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre is hosting the following festivities on National Indigenous Peoples Day: Pancake Breakfast: The event will be held from 9 am to 11 am on Thursday, June 21, at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre at 1607 East Hastings Street (corner of Hastings and Woodland Drive). Friendship Walk: The parade will start... Read more »
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band at the Quaaout Lodge. A day filled with cultural activities and workshops, a live concert and fireworks, this is a must attend event.
Join Penticton First Nation on June 21st as they celebrate Indigenous People. This is an all ages, FREE event.
Metis Community Services, Westbank First Nation, Okanagan Nation Alliance & Kelowna Metis Association invites everyone to celebrate National Aboriginal Day! Activities include: Free BBQ Live Music Drumming Fiddle; & Dancing Children’s Activities Face Painting Arts & Crafts
Join the Mission Friendship Centre for this free day of celebration with Jingle Dancers, Fancy Dancers, Tot Dancers and Hoop Dancer, Sto:lo Drummers, traditional foods, bouncy castles, face painting, balloon animals, silent auction and more.
The Port Moody Ecological Society hosts the Welcome Post Project Traditional Coast Salish Blessing Ceremony. Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. Bless and raise Port Moody’s first community designed Coast Salish House Post. Enjoy traditional drumming and singing. Eat together in a community complimentary Feast.
The Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre is hosting a National Indigenous Peoples Day event at Holland Park in Surrey. There will be a variety of fun activities to recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day! Join us in celebrating the unique cultural diversities of Indigenous Communities, through the engagement and inclusion of Local Land Based Nations and local service... Read more »
Indigenous Perspectives Society and community partners are hosting our fourth annual West Shore Indigenous People’s Day Festival on June 21, 2018 from 11 am to 3 pm. Festivities include traditional singing, drumming and dancing, free children’s activities, a free lunch and information booths showcasing the organizations partnering to host this great community cultural event.
Join the K’omoks First Nation in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day! Everyone Welcome! Free Admission, Traditional Foods, Performances & Workshops, Artisan Vendors, Kids Zone
Learn how the Squamish and Lil’wat people, land and animals are intertwined. Traditional songs and dance are presented with narration, colourful regalia and props in a vibrant performance.
Join the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day with music, dance, food and the arts and best of all, it’s all FREE! 11AM – 5:30PM daily Vibrant stage performances Authentic Indigenous artisan marketplace Daily canoe tours Indigenous cuisine and more
Join the Haida Nation and Ocean Networks Canada for an afternoon event featuring live footage from the underwater exploration of the SGaan Kinghlas Supernatural Being Looking Outwards seamount. Learn about the Northeast Pacific Seamounts Expedition and ask questions about the research expedition, seamounts, and the many marine species that call them home.
Squamish Nation 31st Annual Youth Powwow, July 13-15, Grand entry Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm. Located on Squamish Nation, Capilano Reserve. Salmon BBQ, Indigenous Arts & Crafts. Camping available.
Come celebrate the 39th Annual Kamloopa Powwow on August 3-5, 2018 at the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Powwow Grounds in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Around a thousand dancers and many more spectators will be in Kamloops for the annual Kamloopa Powwow, one of the largest celebrations of First Nations’ culture and heritage in Western Canada! The... Read more »
Indigenous Night Market is a night market held during BC Day Long Weekend, August 5th, 2018 from 3pm to 8pm. Everyone is invited to bring the whole family to the original K’omoks Village site. Must try Toni Frank’s tasty bannock with savoury jam, cooked fresh on site and is a must taste. This is a... Read more »
The Little Shuswap Lake First Nation is hosting the Skwlax Powwow on August 10 – 12, everyone is welcome!
The Four Seasons Cultural Society would like to invite you to be a part of the biggest First Nations cultural event in the South Okanagan – the Pow Wow Between The Lakes, a celebration of the culture and traditions of the Syilx (Okanagan) people. The three-day competition will run from August 17-19 at the Outma Sqilx’w... Read more »
Learn how to weave your own cedar basket with master weaver Jessica Silvey in this one-day workshop while learning about the cultural significance and traditional techniques of Coast Salish weaving.
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler has hosted a weaving intensive lead by Squamish Nation Elders Chepximiya Siyam Chief Janice George and Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph to Apprentices Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph (Squamish Nation) and A7xwil Travis Billy (St’at’imc and Secwepemc Nations, adopted into Squamish Nation) for the past two months. This transfer of... Read more »
Culture at the Centre is an unprecedented new exhibition that offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in British Columbia are doing to honour and support their culture, history and language. Five centres are showcased, representing six communities: Musqueam Cultural Education Centre (Musqueam), Squamish-Lil’wat Cultural Centre (Squamish, Lil’wat), Heiltsuk Cultural Education... Read more »
2-Night Package from Oct 12 – 14, 2018 Join the Tla’amin Nation in Klah-ah-men (Lund, BC) along the Sunshine Coast, for a two-day Indigenous experience at the Historic Lund Hotel – owned and operated by the Tla’amin Nation. Guests will learn first-hand how the Tla’amin people thrived along the west coast thousands of years ago. ... Read more »
Learn how to design and make your own beaded patch using the one needle technique. Métis artist, Audie Murray will be showing examples of both contemporary and historical beadwork while discussing the beading process. The workshop fee includes guided instruction, materials, and admission to the Gallery.
Dinner Theatre dates: November 3 & 10, 2018 Kenthen Thomas will be there sharing his engaging storytelling. This evening includes an amazing four course dinner from the Executive Chef Chris Whittaker, inclusive of wine pairings (non alcoholic beverages available). For reservations or information: [email protected] or call 18006634303
November Noel is the perfect way to rest up and prep for the upcoming season. Mingle over chef-curated tapas and divine meals. Learn how to make a gift or two. Discover new recipes for the season. And most importantly, indulge in a weekend where all that’s left on the to-do list is to have a... Read more »
Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:30 AM 4:00 PM
The Kwantlen Craft Market will feature talented local Indigenous artists’ work as well as other great crafts. December 9 & 16 from 10 – 4pm.
Every Thursday and Sunday at 5.45 pm from December 13 to April 18, the First Nations Winter Feast & Performance will feature a Northwest Coast inspired menu, Indigenous World Winery wines and craft beer from local breweries. Performances will take place throughout dinner service, featuring the SLCC’s Cultural Ambassadors and the Wells Family from the Lil’wat... Read more »