National Indigenous Peoples Day 2023 at AGA
National Indigenous Peoples Day recognizes and celebrates the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In recognition of this day, the AGA invites the public to enjoy our exhibitions for free from 11am to 5pm. All our exhibitions will be open and guests are invited to explore exhibitions featuring Indigenous artists which include 'kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ…when the night shines like the day' (featuring the art of Lana Whiskeyjack) and 'ᐋᐧᐸᑲᐧᓃᐊᐧᐣ Wâpakwanîwin (To bloom, it has many flowers)', an exhibition in our Children’s Gallery (featuring the art of Christi Belcourt). We will also be offering several activities throughout the day, including film screenings and a tour by Lana Whiskeyjack of 'kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ…when the night shines like the day'. We will also be joined by two local artists: Lonigan Gilbert, who will be leading a participatory paint project, and Sharon Rose Kootenay, 2023/2024 Alberta Artist in Residence and Arts Ambassador, who will be doing a beading demonstration and drop-in beading workshop.
This day is presented with free admission courtesy of the Capital Power Indigenous Art Fund.