Since 1996, Indigenous People’s Day on June 21st has celebrated, educated, and brought light to all the incredible contributions that Indigenous Canadians make to our country every day. We are extremely excited to celebrate the incredible culture, art, and lives of the Indigenous people of Canada! Below is a list of some of the different events happening around the city to help you celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 the right way!
Indigenous Peoples Day at Fort Whoop-Up
Fort Whoop-Up in the river valley will be hosting some events and activities at their location on June 21st. You can stop by the fort from 1 PM to 4 PM. At the Fort, you can find Blackfoot berry soup and hot mint tea Along with a Mini-Powwow from 2 PM to 3 PM. Admission to this event is free, open to all ages, and sure to be a great way to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.
Indigenous Peoples Day at Lethbridge College
When: June 21st 11 AM – 4 PM Where: Lethbridge College
Lethbridge college has a full day of Indigenous programming to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day this year. The day Starts off with a coulee walk at 11 AM. Afterwards, at 12:30 PM, there is a Blackfoot Speaking Award launch with Dr. Sam Lenci will be presenting and remarks from Lowell Yellowhorn and Betty Ann Little Wolf. Following the awards there will be a beading workshop from 1:10 PM to 2 PM, and Powwow Dancers form 2 PM to 2:45 PM. To the day out there will be a Métis Jigging from 2:45 to 3:10 and an Indigenous peoples Showcase from 3 PM to 4PM to close out the day of festivities.
Indigenous Peoples Day at The University of Lethbridge
When: June 21st 11 AM – 12 PM Where: The University of Lethbridge
The University of Lethbridge will be hosting a Round Dance on June 21st to commemorate and celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day of 2022. The Round Dance will be held in the University Hall Atrium. The event is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend
Indigenous Peoples Day Flag Raising
When: June 21st 9 AM Where: City Hall
The City of Lethbridge will be raising a flag commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 at city hall.
Lethbridge Metis Organization's Pop-in get Together
When: June 21st 5 PM Where: Lethbridge and Area Métis Office
Pop into the Lethbridge Metis Organizations office for a pop-in get together, with beading kits, mini sash kits, flag kits, and colouring books!
Indigenous Peoples Day at Galt Gardens
When: June 21st 9 AM Where: Galt Gardens
A Sage Clan Tipi will be set up and a Buffalo Teaching will take place from 10 AM – 11:30 AM on June 21.
More Events throughout the week
See the fun going throughout the week with these extra Indigenous Peoples day events!
Try Lacrosse in Galt Gardens
When: June 23rd 12 PM - 2 PM Where: Galt Gardens
Come on down to Galt Gardens to join the Lethbridge Sports Council and Chad Chief Moon to try you had at some lacrosse in Galt Gardens!
Spirit Horse Painting the Park
When: June 24th 1:30 PM – 3 PM Where: Galt Gardens
Enjoy some bannock and tea while enjoying the stories and painting horses to honour Indigenous culture and traditions in Galt Gardens with the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association & AHS outreach team.