National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day is celebrated on summer solstice (June 21 or 22) by First Nations people across Canada to preserve the cultural heritage. In Grande Prairie, this special day is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of June in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre. Festivities includes grand entry, traditional pow wow dances, hoop dances, award & achievement ceremony for elders/community members/students, aboriginal talent shows, various entertainment and BBQ eatery.

Grand Entry

Grand Entry & Prayer Ceremony: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: Grand Entry and prayer ceremony

Grand Entry & Prayer Ceremony: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: Grand Entry and prayer ceremony

LED Light Hoop Dance

LED Light Hoop Dance: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: LED Hoop Dance


Friendship Dance

Friendship Dance: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: Hand-to-hand dance

Traditional Family Powwow Dance

Traditional Family Powwow Dance: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: Family Dance

Traditional Family Powwow Dance: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: Family Dance

National Aboriginal Day Celebration

Chris Warkentin Your Member of Parliament for Peace River: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: MP Chris Warkentin

Deputy Mayor Dan Wong: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: Grande Prairie Deputy Mayor Dan Wong

First Nations Traditional Dress & Regalia: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: traditional dress and regalia

First Nations Traditional Dress & Regalia: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: traditional dress and regalia

National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: lots of crowds



First Nations Traditional Dress & Regalia: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: traditional dress and regalia

First Nations Traditional Dress & Regalia: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: traditional dress and regalia

Emergency Response Team: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: emergency response team

RCMP Teepee & Jumbo Jumps: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: RCMP Teepee & jumbo jumps

Award & Recognition Ceremony

Recognition to Community Members and Elders: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: Recognition to community members and elders

Recognition to Community Members and Elders: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: recognition speech

Recognition to Community Members and Elders: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: recognition speech

Award Ceremony: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: Award Ceremony

Grade 12 Student Award Ceremony: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: grade 12 student award

Grade 12 Student Award Ceremony: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: grade 12 student award

Grade 12 Student Award Ceremony: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: grade 12 student award

Grade 12 Student Award Ceremony: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: grade 12 student award

Award Ceremony: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: award ceremony

Award Ceremony: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: award ceremony

Award Ceremony: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 24, 2012: third year nursing student award

Award Ceremony: National Aboriginal Day in Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre Events & Schedule - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 24, 2012: more awards

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