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Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary (AAWC) Annual Family Day Festival and Powwow

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm MDT

All Calgarians are encouraged to join AAWC on Saturday, June 23 for a full
day of free, family-friendly events at Calgary Stampede Park, at the new
Indian Village Enmax Park. The day starts at 9:30 a.m.
with a free pancake breakfast, followed by various activities happening all

·         10 a.m. – Children’s corner & activities, talent show

·         All Day – Indigenous arts & crafts market, food trucks

·         11 a.m. – Opening ceremonies. Special guests include Phil Fontaine, Former National Chief of the
Assembly of First Nations, and various representatives from three levels of

·         11:30 a.m. – Indigenous Sounds performances featuring Eagle & Hawk, Derek Miller, Armond Duck Chief, Chief n’
Council, Bebe Buckskin, and The North Sound

·         4:15 p.m. – Jam session with all artists

·         5 – 5:45 p.m. – Powwow Registration

·         5:30 p.m. – Feast

·         6 p.m. – Honouring our Children Traditional Initiation Powwow

·         9 p.m. – Closing ceremonies

This year’s program includes a new mentoring initiative through Indigenous
Sounds, featuring Juno award-winning musicians who will be mentoring local
emerging Indigenous artists. Following individual performances, all talent
will share the stage and jam together.

AAWC’s theme for 2018 is “Keeping the Circle Strong through Truth and
Reconciliation of Love, Learn and Live.” AAWC’s Family Day Festival and
Powwow is an annual event, held each year near National Indigenous Peoples
Day (formerly known as National Aboriginal Day) on June 21. The event is an
opportunity to recognize and celebrate our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit
communities and their rich heritages, traditions, and cultures. For more
information, visit aawc.ca <http://www.aawc.ca/>.


June 23, 2018
10:00 am - 9:00 pm MDT
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