Indigenous Experiences in and around Calgary

Indigenous Experiences in and around Calgary
Indigenous Experiences in and around Calgary
First Nations Culture

Indigenous Experiences in and around Calgary

Discover the rich history of First Nations culture in and around Calgary.

There are so many things you can enjoy in and around Calgary to learn about the rich culture of Treaty 7. Here are the top things you can experience related to First Nations culture, ranging from museums to entertainment to fashion.

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Glenbow is home to a permanent exhibition about the Blackfoot people.

Glenbow is home to a permanent exhibition about the Blackfoot people.

Visit one of the largest museums in western Canada

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Jeremy Fokkens).

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Jeremy Fokkens).

Learn about the culture of buffalo hunting (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Jeremy Fokkens).

Learn about the culture of buffalo hunting (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Jeremy Fokkens).

Explore Traditional Hunting Grounds

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Blackfoot Crossing is the historic site of the signing of Treaty No. 7 (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Katie Goldie).

Blackfoot Crossing is the historic site of the signing of Treaty No. 7 (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Katie Goldie).

Take a Look Back in History

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Create Indigenous Art at Moonstone Creation

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The medicine wheel at Nose Hill Park.

The medicine wheel at Nose Hill Park.

 

Find a Cultural Landmark in Nose Hill Park

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Visit the Elbow River Camp at the Calgary Stampede.

Visit the Elbow River Camp at the Calgary Stampede.

Explore the Calgary Stampede Elbow River Camp

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Accommodations and entertainment at Grey Eagle Resort and Casino.

Accommodations and entertainment at Grey Eagle Resort and Casino.

Stay at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

Interested in luxurious guestrooms, unforgettable entertainment, outstanding restaurants, and state of the art event space? Visit the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino located on the Tsuut’ina First Nation in southwest Calgary. You can experience a variety of traditional foods with a modern twist paired with an amazing evening of entertainment. They also host an Annual Christmas Pow Wow that is open to the public where you can enjoy First Nations dancers and singers.

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Enjoy Making Treaty 7

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Drum Beat hosts music celebrations

Drum Beat hosts music celebrations

Hear the Drum Beat

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Take part in Aboriginal Awareness Week in Calgary.

Take part in Aboriginal Awareness Week in Calgary.

Participate in Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary

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By
Vanessa Stiffarm

Vanessa Stiffarm was the 2016 Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess and is currently attending the University of Lethbridge to achieve her lifelong goal of becoming a pediatrician.