National Indigenous People’s Day Events
- EFN Staff | June 20, 2022
Several in-person events are planned around the province to mark National Indigenous People’s Day from grand openings to cultural events.
In Regina some of the events include:
Summer Solstice and Matriarch’s Gathering
Piapot First Nation
9:30 AM Gather
10 AM pipe ceremony
12 AM feast/giveaway
Directions from Regina go north on Highway 6 for 25 kms,
Turn east on grid road at Piapot highway sign 12 kms
Turn left at intersection towards valley for 5 kms
Turn left at the T approx and go 3.5 km
Watch for markers on the road.
City Square Plaza and Victoria Park located in Downtown Regina.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
11:00am: Grand Entry & Opening Remarks
11:20am: Honour Song for the Residential School Children who did not make it home, Survivors and their Descents, Red Dog Drum Group
Red Dog Drum Group & Starblanket Dancers
11:40am: Asham Stompers
12:00pm: Conway Kootenay, Comedy Skit
12:20pm: Mother Theresa Middle School Student Drum Group & Dancers
Red Dog Drum Group & Starblanket Dancers
12:50pm: Asham Stompers
1:10pm: Round Dance
1:25pm: Closing Comments & Grand Exit
There will be an Indigenous Arts & Craft Fair, complimentary bullet soup and bannock as well as a variety of Indigenous performances all taking place in the Show Lounge.
Up to 28 vendors will be given the opportunity to sell their products to casino guests during the Indigenous Arts & Craft Fair which will go from 12-6 pm. Products will range from First Nations beadwork, artwork, clothing, footwear, jewelry, accessories, home décor, etc.
Casino Regina will be showcasing a variety of Indigenous dance performances and activities, including an Indigenous Traditional Games Interactive Session featuring Dustin Brass.
There will also be complementary Traditional Bullet Soup and bannock being offered to guests at 1 pm & 4 pm. *While supplies last.
Saskatchewan Science Centre throughout the day:
DREAM CATCHER MAKING
While learning to make a dreamcatcher, hear different traditional stories about dream catchers, the stages of sleep and the science behind dreams and nightmares, as well as the benefits of sleep and factors that influence sleep patterns, such as exercise, tiredness, and caffeine.
CRAFT A LACROSSE STICK
Gather outside on the grass and learn about the history of lacrosse and how to craft a lacrosse stick out of household materials. After making your lacrosse stick, learn some maneuvers and test out your creation!
CRACKING THE CODE!
Learn how to translate your name into binary code and bead a keychain using basic or traditional loom beading techniques. Traditional beadwork is also encouraged. Supplies included.
Free Admission to the Saskatchewan Science Centre and our visiting exhibition: Indigenous Ingenuity from 6 PM to 9 PM.
Walkups are welcome, but we recommend reserving your spot in advance here:
Free screening of The Grizzlies in the Kramer IMAX Theatre at 7 PM (not in IMAX format). Walk-ups are welcome, but we do recommend reserving your spot in advance here:
Newo Yotina Friendship Centre 1635 11th Avenue
10:00am for our Street Fair Celebration!
We are proud to announce keynote speaker Chief Cadmus Delorme and plenty of entertainment and performances, including Teagan Littlechief! Food and refreshments will also be available
Ochapowace Petro Canada
Customer appreciation day from 11 AM to 7 PM
Circle Project 3433 5th Avenue
Community Barbecue from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wanuskewin's Annual National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations is back and in person.
9:30 a.m.– Site Opens
9:45 a.m. – welcome, opening drum song and dance
10:00 a.m. – Stations to rotate throughout the day!
- Northern Plains Technology/Archeology table
- Guided walks & programming
- Seven Sisters Garden station – rock painting
- Native Plant Information station
- Saskatchewan Rush
- Parks Canada
- Saskatoon Public Library (10-2:30)
- Dancers/Music Presentation every hour in the Amphitheatre
- And MORE!
11:00 a.m. - Qu'Appelle Valley Square Dancers
12:00 p.m. – Dance Presentation (Jingle)
1:00 p.m. – Music Presentation (Fiddle )
2:00 p.m. – Wanuskewin International Dance Troupe
3:00 p.m. Archaeology walk & talk with Dr Ernie Walker
- Dance Presentation - (Old Style Fancy)
3:30 p.m. – Native Plant walk with ethnobotanist Sandra Walker
4:30 p.m. – End of event day/Site Closes
Dakota Dunes Resort
All activities are complimentary, and everyone is welcome to attend.
From 1 - 5pm enjoy Indigenous Dancers, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides as well as Soup, Bannock and Tea all in our beautiful outdoor space behind the resort.
The 32oz Chief Ribeye Steaks are 50% off for the event as well
Victoria Park Saskatoon
10 AM Marshalling the Walk (hosted by Reconciliation Saskatoon)
10:30 AM Rock Your Roots Walk (hosted by Reconcilation Saskatoon)
*Afternoon event hosted by SIMFC*
11:45 AM Grand Entry
12 PM Dignitary Speeches
12:15 PM. Lunch
12:15 PM Entertainment
4 PM Take down
Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Woodland Wellness Centre, at Fairchild reserve in La Ronge.
The opening ceremonies begin at 10 AM with a Grand Entry, speeches, entertainment, BBQ and tours of the new centre.
Kikinahk Friendship Centre
Uniplex 1212 Hildebrand Drive
7 PM - 9 PM FREE EVENT
** Comedy with Don Burnstick
** Metis Country Music Artist- Donny Parenteau
Prince Albert Indian Metis Friendship Centre at Kinsmen Park 2660 Central Ave.
Tipi Raising 9 AM
Pride Walk 1 PM Start City Hall to Kinsmen Park
Opening Ceremonies 2 PM
Entertainment 3 PM - 5 PM
Community Connections - National Indigenous People's Day Round Table by Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Students at 12 PM on Facebook live.
Coordinator Derek a panel will talk about National Indigenous People's Day.
Information is available on the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Students Facebook Page.