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Sundre & District Museum celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

Students and guests were treated to Metis and Stoney Nakoda programming
MVT Metis Nation flag
The historic Métis flag on a Red River cart that was designed and used by Canada's Métis citizens. Photo courtesy of the Métis Nation of Alberta

SUNDRE — June 21, Indigenous Peoples Day was a busy one at the Sundre & District Museum, executive director Carrie Crouch says.

She says 138 students and guests came by to take in the museum’s programming.

In an email, Crouch said Metis programming explained the buffalo hunt, jigging as well as the importance Metis history and culture in Canada.

Students and guests checking out the Stoney Nakoda programming learned about Stoney place names in the town.

They also learned how teepees are raised as well as how they were constructed in the past and are created now.

Questions were asked about the Stoney Nakoda, Treaty 7, and the importance of Indigenous Peoples Day, cultural sharing, and the Stoney Nakoda history. 

Elder Henry Holloway from Chiniki was present. 

“It was a great day, and we feel very honoured to share this programming opportunity with community through the Celebrate Canada Grant,” Crouch wrote.


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