National Indigenous History Month

Upcoming Programming

Indigenous man at Heritage Park

You’ll see programming at the Park every single weekend this month, including traditional Indigenous games and dancers as well as hide drying and backrest making at the Settlement. We’re so proud of our ongoing partnerships with our friends in the Indigenous community and can’t wait to see you at the Park this month.

Indigenous Games with Jason Plain Eagle

Take part in a handful of Indigenous games that have been played in north American for centuries, from the toys that were made to the activities that where played.

Dates: June 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 24 and 25

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Location: First Nations Encampment

Indigenous Dancing with Alexander Scalplock, Clarence Wolfleg Jr. and Christopher Pegram

Watch and listen to various styles of Indigenous dance and song from across north America and learn about their cultural significance and importance.

Dates: June 3, 4, 17, 18, 21, 24 and 25

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Location: First Nations Encampment

Indigenous Hand Games with Sheldon First Rider

Hand Games are a culturally based competition that have been played for centuries by Indigenous Peoples. Learn how to play these games of chance and the stories and lessons that surround them.

Dates: June 3, 4, 10 and 24

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Location: First Nations Encampment

Hide Drying with Brown Bear Events

There are steps to traditional hide tanning. Learn the step by steps on the process of the hide and how it is rendered when smoke is used on the hide.

Date: June 11

Time: 1-4 pm

Location: First Nations Encampment

Backrest Making with Brown Bear Events

One of the luxuries of the tipi was the back rest. Take in the demonstration of how the back rests are made and their cultural importance.

Date: June 18

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Location: First Nations Encampment

Tipi Viewing

Explore several Tipis along our Promenade and learn more about them from our friendly interpreters.

Date: June 21

Time: 10 am – 12 pm and 4 – 5 pm

Location: The Promenade

Guests talk with Interpreter in the First Nations Encampment at Calgary's Heritage Park.