Jasper National Park

National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day
Saturday June 22, 2013

11:00am – 4:00pm on the Jasper National Park Information Centre Lawn
Feature presentations at 8:00pm at the Whistlers Campground Outdoor Theatre 

Look, listen and learn as the Indigenous peoples of this land tell and celebrate their own stories in their own way – naturally. 

The presence of Indigenous peoples in Jasper National Park and throughout this great land is far older than Canada itself. Theirs is a living connection with the land that remains strong to this day. National Aboriginal Day is a day for all Canadians to acknowledge and celebrate this powerful, continuous relationship. 

On June 22nd from 11am to 4pm on the Information Centre Lawn, enjoy authentic sights and sounds of local and regional Aboriginal culture at its finest. Sample freshly made bannock, watch dancers in colourful regalia and listen to powerful drumming. Enjoy speeches in native languages and join in the traditional circle dance with visitors from around the world.

This year, Jasper’s National Aboriginal Day celebrations will highlight the traditional culture of the Sucker Creek First Nation. The time-honoured experience of these proud Cree people will be shared through the creative expressions and skills of their artists, musicians and Elders.

Resource Personnel

Sherrill Meropoulis
Aboriginal Liaison
Jasper National Park

Greg Deagle
Aboriginal Liaison Administrative Assistant
Jasper National Park