2019 Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival

Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival

Join the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations in celebrating National Indigenous Day weekend with music, dance, food and the arts and best of all, it’s all FREE!

Three days of spectacular performances on an outdoor stage in the plaza at the Royal BC Museum in the heart of downtown Victoria, BC. Each day starts with performances from the two local Host Nations and follows with shows from Indigenous performers from across the province!

FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2019

Common Wealth Corner
10:30 am – Canoe Crossing Protocol Welcome

Royal BC Museum Plaza
11:00 am – Festival Official Opening – Acknowledgement and Introduction of Partners & Dignitaries
11:00 am – Artisans Market Place opens
11:15 am – Cultural Tour with Andy Everson – K’omoks Nation
12:00 pm – Lekwungen Traditional Dancers – Songhees Nation
1:00 pm – Hoomis Family Dancers – Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nation
2:00 pm – Le-La-La Dancers – Kwakwaka’wakw Nation
3:00 pm – Answer Womens Drum Group – Nuuchahnulth, Diné, Mohawk, M’iqmaw, Anishnawbe, Métis and Cree Nations
4:00 pm – Hoomis Family Dancers – Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nation
5:00 pm – Joseph Singers & Dancers – Esquimalt Nation

SATURDAY JUNE 22, 2019

Royal BC Museum Plaza
11:00 am – Artisans Market Place opens
11:15 am – Cultural Tour with Andy Everson – K’omoks Nation
12:00 pm – Joseph Singers & Dancers – Esquimalt Nation
Lekwungen Tradition Dancers – Songhees Nation
1:00 pm – Git Hayestk – Haida, Haisla, Tahltan, Tlingit, Lil’wat,& Musqueam Nations
2:00 pm – Le-La-La Dancers – Kwakwaka’wakw Nation
3:00 pm – Alex Wells – Lil’wat Nation
4:00 pm – Git Hayestk – Haida, Haisla, Tahltan, Tlingit, Lil’wat,& Musqueam Nations
Lekwungen Tent
5:00 pm – Le-La-La Dancers – Kwakwaka’wakw Nation

SUNDAY JUNE 23, 2019

Royal BC Museum Plaza
11:00 am – Artisans Market Place opens
11:15 am – Cultural Tour with Andy Everson – K’omoks Nation
12:00 pm – Joseph Singers & Dancers – Esquimalt Nation
Lekwungen Tradition Dancers – Songhees Nation
1:00 pm – Alex Wells – Lil’wat Nation
2:00 pm – Spakwus Slolem – Squamish Nation
3:00 pm – Le-La-La Dancers – Kwakwaka’wakw Nation
4:00 pm – Alex Wells – Lil’wat Nation
5:00 pm – Spakwus Slolem – Squamish Nation

TRADITIONAL ARTISANS

Indigenous artisans will be on-site with their goods for sale – carvings, prints, jewelry and more. Plus, you can watch special artisan demonstrations and learn more about the creative process from the artisans themselves.

AUTHENTIC CUISINE

Sample the culinary talents of the Songhees Nation. Mouth watering BBQ salmon burger, fry bread, and the traditional clam chowder that always steals the show!