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The AGA honours Indigenous history and cultures

June marks the National Indigenous History Month. To commemorate the Indigenous history and traditions, we invite you to join us as we celebrate the diverse voices and distinct cultures of Indigenous artists through film, music, dance and art. 

Jackson Beardy III performing Dancing for My Father, Singing for My Son with his father Byron (Jackson II) Beardy as part of the programming for 7- Professional Native Artists Inc, 2016

National Indigenous Peoples Day
sponsored by Capital Power 

Tuesday, June 21, 11am-5pm   

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with free admission to all exhibitions and programming. Join us for a welcome prayer by Elder Elsie Paul, an interactive Hoop Dance performance by Lakota Tootoosis, a Parfleche Painting session by Alaynee Goodwill-Littlechild and more. Remember to check out our shop for locally sourced merchandise.

Free admission made possible with the generous support of Capital Power.

Free Film Screenings


Tuesday, June 21, 1-2pm   

Join us for a free screening of the 2020 film, Beans, by Director Tracy Deer, as part of our National Indigenous Peoples Day program sponsored by Capital Power. Space is limited. Registration is recommended.  

Premiere screening with Amber Paquette | Miskamowin: kayâseskamik "The Ancient World"   

Thursday, June 23, 6-7pm   

Directed and produced by Edmonton's 6th Historian Laureate Amber Paquette, Miskamowin is a historical documentary project dedicated to learning about the history of Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Beaver Hills House) and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities who have occupied Treaty 6 Territory since time immemorial. Join us for a special premiere screening and an after-show panel discussion with the director, cast and crew. Space is limited. Registration is recommended. 

Free Admission Thursday: Featuring Water-Wise

Wanda Dalla Costa & Lana Whiskeyjack, ᓂᐲᐩ ᐊᐦᒐᕽ - nipîy ahcahk - Water Spirit , 2022. Multimedia installation. Courtesy of the Artists. Installation view of Water - Wise, River Breath: Reframing design’s role with water , Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2022. Photography by Charles Cousins, courtesy of the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Water-Wise, River Breath: Reframing design’s role with water 

Every last Thursday of the month is free admission at the AGA. Take advantage and explore our exhibitions, such as Water-Wise, River Breath: Reframing design’s role with water, that exposes how our water systems—pipes, purifiers, desalinators, and means for access—are designed on the premise of empirical structures that fail to distribute with equity.    

The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.