Indigenous Experiences

Meet the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples living in Canada.

Experience Indigenous cultures in Alberta

Forty-eight First Nations and eight Métis settlements bring Alberta a rich tapestry of cultures, languages and ways of knowing that vary from place to place. Learning about Indigenous culture and hearing their stories makes for unforgettable experiences.

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Meet Jason Carter from Little Red River Cree Nation

Jason Carter is a contemporary Indigenous artist whose artwork can be found in cities across Alberta. You can see his bold, brilliant paintings and beautiful soapstone sculptures at the Carter-Ryan Gallery, located in Canmore.

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Celebrate diversity at an Alberta pride festival

Pride festivals are held annually across Alberta to celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ community for their uniqueness, diversity and strength. The Edmonton Pride Festival has been supporting the community to be their authentic selves for more than 40 years.

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The return of white bison to traditional lands

Indigenous dancer Patrick Mitsuing stands in his regalia in front of Sylvan Lake.

Meet Patrick Mitsuing

A World Champion Powwow dancer, artist, and motivational speaker, Patrick Mitsuing is changing stereotypes about Indigenous people through the power of dance. He is the owner and operator of Powwow Times, a non-profit organization that aims to promote Indigenous culture, and his 28-year career helped prepare him to perform at Super Bowl LVII. 

Powwow Times

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