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National Indigenous History Month – Education Day

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Indigenous Experiences is excited to welcome registered teachers, students and home-school groups to the Canadian Museum of History on June 19 for FREE Indigenous programming during EDUCATION DAY, presented by BMO Financial Group. Education Day will include performances and artist demonstrations that share and celebrate the diverse Indigenous cultures of Canada. All the programming is designed to support the curriculum for all grades, and encourages interaction and engagement with our Indigenous artists and knowledge keepers who will help bring the curriculum to life in a fun, authentic and appropriate way. Education Day kicks off the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, which celebrates the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples!


Cultural Showcase – Pow Wow Drum & Dance

9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Grand Hall

Featuring a bilingual performance of vibrant Pow Wow drum and dance by Indigenous Experiences, with Métis dancer Brad Lafortune and Inuit Throat Singers Sunsdrum.

Métis Games

9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Exterior grounds

Hank Rowlinson will teach about traditional Métis games, played for generations, in this interactive demonstration.

A group of people

Inuit Games

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Exterior grounds

Alla (Stranger) will teach and demonstrate traditional Inuit games that combine strength, speed and skill.

Two people

Music Concert – SOLD OUT

The illustrious duo Twin Flames have garnered immense recognition and acclaim in the realm of Canadian folk music. Their exceptional talent and artistry have earned them four Canadian Folk Music Awards, as well as the title of Vocal Group of the Year in 2022.

Interactive Stations

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First Peoples Hall

Tour the impressive First Peoples Hall where Indigenous artists will bring some of the exhibitions to life with

  • Corn husk doll-making demonstration and longhouse teachings
  • Traditional quill work demonstration
  • Interactive Spirit Horse colouring stations and pages of Rhona Snow’s artwork
  • And more!
Dates & Times
English French
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.