2018
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!

June 21 - 23 in Victoria, British Columbia

Performance Schedule

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Join us outside on the grounds of the Royal BC Museum in downtown Victoria

Be a part of our Festival Team

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VICTORIA INDIGENOUS CULTURAL FESTIVAL

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Performance Schedule

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!

Thursday June 21, 2018

  • 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 - Totem Pole Tour with Andy Everson – K’omoks Nation
  • 12:00 pm - Esquimalt Singers & Dancers – Esquimalt Nation
    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 - Alex Wells – Lil’wat Nation
  • 4:00 pm - Hoomis Family Dancers – Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nation
  • 5:00 pm - Joseph Singers & Dancers – Esquimalt Nation

Friday June 22, 2018

  • Royal BC Museum Plaza
  • 11:00 am - Artisans Market Place opens
  • 11:00 am - Smudge Cermony with Frank Antoine – Bonaparte Nation
  • 11:15 am - Totem Pole 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 - Git Hayestk - Haida, Haisla, Tahltan, Tlingit, Lil'wat,& Musqueam Nations
  • 3:00 pm - Le-La-La Dancers – Kwakwaka’wakw Nation
  • 4:00 pm - Alex Wells – Lil’wat Nation
  • 5:00 pm - Git Hayestk - Haida, Haisla, Tahltan, Tlingit, Lil'wat,& Musqueam Nations
  • Lekwungen Tent
  • 11:30 am - Cedar Weaving by Sandra Howard Demonstration & Workshop *
  • 2:00 pm - Cedar Weaving by Sandra Howard Demonstration & Workshop *
  • Steamships Terminal - Songhees Cultural Centre
  • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm - Canoe Tours *
  • 11:30 am - Drum Making Demonstration by Sandy Morris Jr
  • 2:00 pm - Drum Making Demonstration by Sandy Morris Jr

Saturday June 23, 2018

  • Royal BC Museum Plaza
  • 11:00 am - Artisans Market Place opens
  • 11:00 am - Smudge Cermony with Frank Antoine – Bonaparte Nation
  • 11:15 am - Totem Pole 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
  • 5:00 pm - Le-La-La Dancers – Kwakwaka’wakw Nation
  • Lekwungen Tent
  • 11:30 am - Drum Making Demonstration by Randy Henry
  • 2:00 pm - Drum Making Demonstration by Randy Henry
  • Steamship Terminal - Songhees Cultural Centre
  • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm - Canoe Tours*
  • 11:30 am - Cedar Weaving Demonstration & Workshop by Sandra Howard *
  • 2:00 pm - Cedar Weaving Demonstration & Workshop by Sandra Howard *

*Book Canoe Tour and Cedar Weaving Workshop at the Lekwungen Tent

Traditional Artisans

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

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!

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