Indigenous Fest will be taking over Muskoseepi Park this Sunday. The annual event will have a round dance, fashion displays, music, and a number of talent competitions in jigging, vocals and fiddling.
Along with those events, Native Counselling Services of Alberta’s Marge Mueller says they have a whole lot more planned.
“We also have a bannock and tea making contest. We have hand games, children’s activities, we have agencies coming together with their displays, we have artisans and crafters.”
Indigenous Fest is taking place as part of the National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration. Mueller says it’s open to everyone and it’s all about learning and trying new things.
“I think it’s all about the experience and going away feeling really positive about what they’ve seen, what they’ve experienced. If it’s participating in the talent show or just trying to make bannock or a tea. It’s about being involved and coming together in our community in a good spirit.”
The festivities will be held on June 23rd from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Muskoseepi Park. Those interested in participating in the talent show can register at the park before that time.
All registration proceeds made will be donated to residents of the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement to help rebuild.