Banff Centre celebrating Indigenous culture, heritage all month long

By Jessica Lee  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The month of June not only heralds the official arrival of summer but is also a cherished occasion to celebrate and pay homage to the profound richness of Indigenous cultural heritage across the country. The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is honouring this with a chock-full schedule celebrating Indigenous ways of knowing and being all throughout National Indigenous Peoples Month. “To allow for more community engagement, we’ve programmed the whole month to help celebrate Indigenous storytellers, musicians, artisans, and also our cultural workers and dancers,” said Janine Windolph, director of Indigenous arts at the Banff Centre. The month-long celebration in Banff, known as Minirhpa to Iyarhe Nakoda First Nation, meaning `the waterfalls,’ aims to foster understanding, awareness, and appreciation for vibrant communities…

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