Celebrate National Indigenous History Month in the RMWB

The Municipality is inviting you to join in the commemoration of National Indigenous History Month (NIHM).

Throughout June, the region will honor Indigenous culture, traditions, and wisdom.

“June is an important month to recognize, respect and learn Indigenous history as a shared history,” said Dennis Fraser, Director of Indigenous and Rural Relations.

“I’m thrilled we are able to begin in a good way, by coming together for a gathering, listening, learning, and sharing food.”

The festivities kick off on June 1st at Kiyām Community Park, where you can listen to traditional teachings and savor a Bannock lunch.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting with an opening prayer by Elder Robert Cree and a drumming performance by knowledge keeper Randy Martin.

There will be Dene Hand Games, and an opportunity to learn about the seven sacred teachings of the Tipi.

NIHM activities will be taking place throughout June as we work together to build and strengthen relationships in Wood Buffalo.

The Wood Buffalo Regional Library will be hosting story time sessions featuring Indigenous writers each Saturday.

In partnership with Athabasca Tribal Council and other community partners, we will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21.

The schedule of events will be available at rmwb.ca/NIHM.

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