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National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Riverbank Discovery Centre

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Indigenous Peoples Day

Brandon University is honoured to support National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 in Brandon.

June 21st will mark the 23rd Anniversary of celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada.  This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

On June 13th, 1996 a Proclamation was signed honouring and celebrating First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples declaring June 21st of each year as National Aboriginal Day.

In Brandon, the celebration for National Indigenous Peoples Day will take place at the Riverbank Discovery Centre and Festival Park (545 Conservation Drive) between the hours of 12 – 8 PM.

Join us on June 21st as we celebrate Aboriginal culture through music, displays, activities and ambiance.  Also included this year are Inuit performers, Tipi Village, Pow Wow demonstrations, Square Dancing, children’s activities, cultural artifact displays and a food tent.

A day of family fun featuring:

  • an Interactive Tipi Village
  • Kids Zone
  • Pow Wow
  • Artifact Displays
  • Art Vendors

Stage Schedule & Entertainment

  • 12:00 PM — Opening Ceremonies & Opening Prayers
  • 12:30 PM — Sweet Medicine Singers
  • 12:45 PM — Mitchell Mozdzen, Julianna Moore & Kate Reider
  • 1:15 PM — CHOOM – Dennis Chartrand
  • 2:00 PM — D-Town Steppers
  • 2:45 PM — Inuit Drumming – Joachim Ayaruak
  • 3:30 PM — Pow Wow Demonstration
  • 5:00 PM— Grand Entry & Delegate Greetings
  • 5:45 PM — D-Town Steppers
  • 6:30 PM — Don Amero
  • 8:00 PM — Closing Comments

Everyone welcome ! Please bring a lawn chair.

There will also be a free bus shuttle in place for the day of June 21st with two bus stops in downtown Brandon located at 6th Street and Princess Avenue and one at 15th Street and Princess Avenue.  The bus shuttle will be doing loops every half hour from downtown Brandon to the Riverbank Discovery Centre from 11:30 AM – 8:30 PM.

Brandon University is committed to being an accessible institution. To ensure that any event is available to all who are interested in attending, please advise us in advance of any accessibility considerations. Accessibility contact: communications@brandonu.ca


Friday, June 21st, 2019
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Riverbank Discovery Centre
545 Conservation Drive
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 7L8
(204) 729-2141