Over 5,000 people took in ATC Cultural Festival in Fort McMurray

Hand Game demonstrations at the Cultural Festival

The inaugural Athabasca Tribal Council Cultural Festival took place over three days at Snye Point Park



The festival, held at Snye Point park, saw over 20 workshops and demonstrations as well as live musical performances from headliner the Jerry Cans, Rockin' Fiddle, Nicely put together band and more! 

The first-ever indigenous arts and culture festival included traditional dancing, drumming, hand games, a gift shop featuring items crafted by Indigenous artists, and a Community Feast. 

As well, a free lunch was provided for attendees over the course of the Festival.

“It was so exciting seeing so many people, gathering together to celebrate the beautiful arts and culture and traditional cultural practices of our region's Dene, Cree and Métis people,” says Karla Buffalo, CEO of Athabasca Tribal Council.

Organizers say work on next year’s event will start later this fall.



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