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Summer Solstice event celebrates Indigenous arts and culture – Prince Albert Daily Herald

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 202447 Views

June 20, 2024

There were many opportunities for cultural learning on Saturday, June 15 at the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre as part of the second annual Northern Prairie Indigenous Peoples Collective Summer Solstice.

The event drew in artists from multiple disciplines with the goal of educating local youth. The event began with a tipi raising Saturday morning led by Bil Waditaka from Wahpeton.

“We say it’s a home for our First Nations relatives,” Waditaka explained. “We’ve been known to pick up and move to different locations and throughout the summer and throughout the year. That’s what we do, so these are made to be put up and taken down quite quickly.”

PAGC Urban Services lent the event a teepee and Waditaka thanked them for the assist. He created a new flap using a tarp and a sewing machine.

Read More: https://paherald.sk.ca/summer-solstice-event-celebrates-indigenous-arts-and-culture/

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