Find out what ancient human activity in intertidal landscapes and salmon streams tell us about Land Sea People connections
St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino's Smokehouse Buffet will feature in-house slow smoked meats, seafood, cheeses, and more!
Come listen to Roy share legends of the Northwest Coast and of his life and times as an artist in BC.
Join David Dixon as he shares personal stories from his 11-year career working in Gwaii Haanas as a Haida Gwaii Watchman.
Join Richard Fillardeau as he teaches you how to make a traditional Coast Salish weave.
Take part in an evening of Coast Salish performance, drumming, singing, and dancing.
Participate in interactive storytelling or explore the intertidal zones of Gwaii Haanas.
Ostwelve is a Stō:lo/St'át'imc multimedia artist based in Vancouver, BC.
Join expert Bead Artist, Laurie Brummitt as she shows you how to create a unique inner cedar bark bracelet.
Join the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art for the official launch of the book Bill Reid Collected by Dr. Martine Reid.
Voices of Elders connects with younger generations to explore what reconciliation means for youth, our city and the planet.
Learn how to make a drum and drum stick with Elder Norman Retasket
Learn how to make your own pair of moccasins from Elders Daniel and Arlene Gaspard of the Bonaparte Indian Band.
Sister Says is a soulful genre-bending pop duo/band based out of Vancouver.
This free event will include guided tours, Indian taco & traditional food concession, a traditional dance demonstration and more!
Talaysay Tours is excited to announce the official opening of their paddle centre in Porpoise Bay.
Take an in-depth look into the traditions of Nk’Mip Cellars while exploring the cellars where their wine is produced.
Treat mom like the Queen she is with a morning of handpicked local Rose wine and an array of savoury and sweet treats.
Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is showcased in this exhibition of new and existing paintings, sculptures, and more.
Share your personal story, reflected in the designs incorporated into a personal bag.
Blocktreat will be holding their official Cariboo album release show, with special guest Sam Tudor, at Xatśūll Heritage Village on May 14th.
Learn how to make a traditional Dream Catcher with Tahltan/Tlingit artist Britany Quinn.
A few of the topics that will be covered are Cedar Brushings, Sage and Smudging.
Join the community celebration, Friday May 27th from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm at the Seton River Naxwit Picnic Area in Lillooet.
Join the us at the Nisga'a Museum for a preview of their Summer 2016 Exhibitions, Programming and more!
The Capilano Tea House & Botanical Co. will be hosting soulful indie duo/band Sister Says, heartfelt singer-songwriter Claire Love Wilson & contemporary Indigenous artist Jeremy Dutcher!
Bringing together Indigenous, French & BC scholars for a day of illustrated talks at the Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux School in Lytton, BC.
An opportunity to showcase culture and history through Soccer, Ball-Hockey, and War Canoe races.
In recognition of Aboriginal Awareness Month, Abbotsford Arts Council is honoured to present the First Aboriginal Arts and Culture Celebration.
Leləm’ Arts and Cultural Cafe is pleased to welcome back the talented singer songwriter duo, Hayley and Kristina!
Learn the Métis story through an introduction to the traditional style of sash weaving (finger weaving) from Mechtild Morin.
This free event will include traditional song and dance performed in regalia, ceremonial events and demonstrations.
Chief Janice George will be at the Capilano Tea House & Botanical Co. to teach you how to create a macramé wall hanging!
Join the U'mista Cultural Society for a slide show presentation on the topic of the upcoming publication 'In the Hands of Our Elders', Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th at 3:00 PM.
We welcome all ages to attend and get taken back to the time of the stories of our animal relatives.
Celebrate the National Aboriginal Festival 2016 at Lakeshore Resort & Campground, sponsored by Akisqnuk First Nation and Shuswap Band!
Nahaan, of Łingít, Iñupiaq, and Paiute tribes, is a tattoo artist that creates cultural tattoos ranging from traditional to contemporary.
Presentations & entertainment include open presentations by Elder and local Dignitaries, Sister Clann, stories with Henry Charles and more!
Join the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations in celebrating National Aboriginal Day weekend with music, dance, food, and the arts!
Family friendly festivities included throughout the day are a First Nations art market, First Nation dance performances, story telling and more!
The Haida Heritage Centre in Skidegate will be hosting two Artist Workshops in the Bill Reid Teaching Centre, brought to you by the Artists in Gwaii Haanas Residency Program!
Come by for a full day of National Aboriginal Day weekend & Father's day celebrations, including salmon cooking & story telling!
Join Quaaout Lodge for a morning full of activities and food! Activities included will be archery, Lahal, story telling, jigging, canoeing & crafts.
The theme of the event is 'Traveling Along with Our Crew Mates' to inspire everyone to get active and involved in moving the community forward!
National Aboriginal Day at Trout Lake is a community-based, full day of events, that showcases and celebrates the diversity of Aboriginal people from across Canada!
The schedule for the day includes a traditional Bighouse welcome, story-telling, traditional healing, traditional foods and more!
Celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Campbell River with the Laichwiltach Family Life Society at multiple locations throughout the city, June 21st!
Highlights of the day will include a traditional feast, fashion show by Joyce Little and dance performances!
The event will include Pow Wow dancing, jigging, storytelling, Salish weaving and more!
The event will include a business lunch, community feast, face painting, RCMP canoe arrival and much more!
Come join in the activities including dancing, pie throwing, a fish demo and food from a bannock vendor!
At Boitanio Park from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, there will be a bannock making competition, games, face painting, feather painting, vendor booths and much more!
The event will run from 12:00 - 4:00 PM will include a performance by 'Ewk Hiyah Hozdli Dance Group, Joanne Peters Memorial Soap Berry Whipping Contest, a Bannock Kind and Queen Contest and more!
On Tuesday, June 21 at 10:00 AM, the day will start with a drumming welcome song inside Fort Langley National Historic site, and lelem’ Arts and Cultural Cafe.
Come and visit the newly built qʷćiʔ (Okanagan winter home) and experience the space in an exciting way. A guided, hands-on activity will engage all your senses!
The event will include a Wellness Fair, weaving workshop, traditional plant worksop, Dream Catcher workshop and much more!
Distinguished by Maverick Magazine as a “Lady of Conviction”, Cree, Canadian Folk Singer-Songwriter, Phyllis Sinclair has earned international attention for her songs of truth and triumph.
Weave with Navajo, hand spun, plant dyed yarn, & use simple embellishments to create a beautiful necklace while learning about the significance of weaving for the Squamish First Nation people.
Join expert beader Laurie Brummitt and traditional storyteller Fern Gabriel in making a traditional medicine pouch!
This three day event will be filled with dancing, salmon bbq, authentic Native arts and crafts, and so much more.
Highlights of this year's Festival include the 15th Annual Musicfest, 9th Annual Artfest, dancers, food, games and more!
Nick Sherman gives new meaning to “the voice in the wilderness,” or rather, the voice from the wilderness. His gentle voice is rich with honesty, but tempered with world-weariness.
Celebrate the Secwepemc people's heritage in a spectacular way, at the 37th Annual Kamloopa Powwow!
The derby starts Friday July 29th at day break and ends on Sunday July 31st with last weigh in by 3:00 PM, followed by a Salmon BBQ and prize presentation!
Join the I-Hos Gallery for their annual night market from 3pm-9pm at the original K’ómoks Village site.
Vancouver-based Eden Fine Day of the Sweetgrass First Nation in Saskatchewan is a songstress in the tradition of confessional singer-songwriters such as Liz Phair & Cat Power.
Learn about the historic relationship between the Nlaka'pamux people and the Salmon of the Fraser River!
This one day workshop will teach you the basics of acrylic painting, developing a sketch and completing an acrylic landscape painting!
The Kwantlen Night Market will take place on Saturday, August 20th at Bedford Landing! There will also be live music at lelem' Arts & Cultural Cafe.
The celebration will include free admission to the Museum all day, live music, door prizes, food vendors, outdoor games for all ages and more!
Janet Panic is an award-winning singer-songwriter with three solo albums under her belt, several new songs and TV appearances on major Canadian networks!
Inspired by the current exhibition, The Seriousness of Play: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, the Bill Reid Gallery will be hosting a Manga Doodling workshop led by Cloudscape Comics!
Everyone is welcome to this event, so bring your shawl and join in!
Everyone is welcome to this fun event which will include Men’s Traditional & Women’s traditional dance, a princess pageant and more!
A few upcoming events are Weaving with Donna, July 27 - 30 & August 10 - 13, Art with Corrine August 3 - 6 & Kwak'wala with Pewi July 13 - 16 & July 20 - 23
Enjoy a free performance by traditional contemporary percussion artists M'Girl! Arrive early as space is limited.
Celebrate the respecting, protecting and honouring of Mother Nature through drumming, dancing, feasting, storytelling and performances!
Come out to enjoy the Xats'ull Save-the-Salmon Traditional Pow Wow at Xats'ull Heritage Village. A family-focused event to honor the salmon!
Vancouver Fringe Festival New Play Prize Winner - The Girl Who was Raised by Wolverine is playing at the Waterfront Theatre!
Join Juno award winning pianist Murray Porter for a free concert at lelum' arts & cultural café!
Entrance to the Centre will be FREE all day for everyone, followed by an evening gala event including salmon dinner & live entertainment!
You'll find hair braiding, paintings, carvings, jewellery, beadwork and more at this event, which will also include art and carving demonstrations and an open house at Esk'et Tiny House!
Standup comic Brian Majore brings his edgy, no-holds-barred brand of humour to lelem' Arts & Cultural Cafe!
Interested in learning more about the benefits of Indigenous artist co-ops? Register for a free information session at the Songhees Wellness Centre!
Highlights of the Pow Wow will include community dinner, drumming and dancing, and vendor tables.
Join Kwantlen artist Brandon Gabriel and learn to make and paint your own traditional Coast Salish drum!
The MC for the evening will be Yo Trieu and featured comedians will be Helena Paul, Marlene Swidzinski, Wayne Alexis, Deb Silver, Lisa Pearson with the headliner Dustin Hollings.
The event will include a demonstration by carver Trevor Angus, performance by the Semoya Dancers and Appetizers by Masterchef Canada contestant Tammy Wood!
Ostwelve will be returning leləm’ Arts and Cultural Cafe once again to spin some smooth sounds on a crisp fall evening!
The Conference will encourage networking and professional development opportunities amongst women entrepreneurs through information sharing, mentoring, presentations and panels!
Master Shuswap storytellers Kenthen & Lyle Thomas will transport you to the world of legends of the "People of the Water" at Quaaout Lodge's Dinner Theatre!
Arts available on-site will include cedar weaving, original carving, beadwork, knitwear, silver jewelry and more!
Join the Little Shuswap Indian Band for a concert fundraiser, featuring The Fab Fourever, and a silent auction in support of the Skwlax Volunteer Fire Department!
Join Masset's own Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy) while she launches her new book, Raven's Feast, to the community!
Celebrate the I-Hos Gallery in Comox' 21st anniversary with 30% off the entire store!
Meet artists Eric Parnell, Garnet Tobacco, Debbie Hunt and more at Skwachays Lodge and Gallery's artisan style market place event!
Be inspired by Judy Chartrand's beautiful ceramic designs in the gallery and make your own clay creations at the Youth Clay For Kids workshop!
The market will feature an array of local crafters and artisans, smoked salmon, Aboriginal art and much more!
This fun family affair will include games, crafts, carols, local vendors and pictures with santa!
The event will include local vendors and locally produced arts and crafts from Indigenous artists! This Christmas, shop local!
The evening will include live performances by local artists as well as food and beverage.
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.
Join Tahltan/Tlingit artist Britany Quinn as she teaches you how to make a beautiful cedar rose.
The weekend will include a family team dance, minute to win it game, face painting contest, family photos and more!
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 »
The festival presents the rich cultural traditions practiced by dance groups from British Columbia, the Yukon, Alaska and Washington State!
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.
We Are Kwantlen: Ancient Artifacts Connecting Home, Belonging, Place.
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.
Join the U'mista Cultural Centre to experience the new temporary exhibit 'G̱ilakas’la Yisya̱pa’inuxw: Thank You Skilled Weavers', celebrating the art of cedar and chilkat weaving.
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.
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