Indigenous cultures

Aboriginal heritage program, Frog Lake historic site, Okotoks Erratic, National Aboriginal Day and repatriation of sacred objects.

Services and information

Working with Indigenous communities to preserve and protect the cultural heritage sites that are an important part of Alberta’s heritage.

Métis Week celebrates the culture, history and contributions of Métis people to Alberta and Canada with events held across the province.

In the mid-1880s, aggressive government attempts to settle First Nations people on reserves set off a violent backlash at Frog Lake.

A World Heritage Site that preserves and interprets over 6,000 years of Plains Buffalo culture.

Supports the development of an individual Indigenous artist, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists in Alberta.

A time and opportunity for all Canadians to appreciate the histories, diversity and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit through events and celebrations.

Find events in Alberta to celebrate the unique histories, cultures and contributions of people from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit heritages.

This prominent southern Alberta geological landmark is a historical site of great spiritual significance to the Blackfoot peoples.

Legislation that places ceremonial objects that are vital to the practice of traditional ceremonies back into active use.

A World Heritage Site that includes Indigenous rock carvings, paintings and one of the largest areas of protected prairie land in Alberta.