See below for a list of Indigenous events hosted by Mount Royal University and local communities.

Campus Events

Event Dates Location About

tea with oid 

may 25, 2022

june 16, 2022

july 21, 2022

august 18, 2022


in person. room t123.

the mru community is invited to join the office of Indigenization and decolonization (oid) for tea. this is a good way to get to know each other, share stories, and listen. in addition to tea, please enjoy catered bannock. 


Decolonizing our Minds — a Virtual Book Club

Nov. 10 – May 2022, bi-weekly

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Join our virtual book club that is aimed at exploring the philosophy that Reconciliation Cannot Happen Before Decolonization. This facilitated group seeks to engage readers’ minds with works from Indigenous authors to educate and raise awareness about the decolonization of thought. It provides a space to learn about, discuss and reflect upon Indigenous literature about decolonization.

The Book Club aims to create a space for learning, dialogue and reflection between people who would like to more deeply process the insights from the various books read.

First Book Selection: Decolonizing Education, Nourishing the Learning Spirit, By Marie Battiste; Foreword by Rita Bouvier.


Community Events

Event Dates Location About

Calgary Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Men’s Talking Stick Healing Ceremony

Sunday, May 15, 2022
1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Scarboro United Church
134 Scarboro Avenue

Calgary, AB, T3C 2H1

This is an opportunity for community and story-sharing in a safe environment, and a way to work towards reconciliation. There will be an Elder in attendance.

For more information, visit Scarboro website

Land-based Learning in Mohkinstsis: An Indigenous-Led Nature Walk

Sat, 28 May 2022

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

Bebo Grove - Fish Creek Provincial Park

13610 24 Street Southwest

Calgary, AB T2W 4V8

Land-Based Learning in Mohkinstsis

On this family-friendly, pay-what-you-can walk, you’ll learn about Indigenous ways of knowing and being in nature from Elder Pablo Russell.

More information can be found on the Eventbrite website.

Tsuut'ina Teachings 

Saturday, May 28, 2022
1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Fort Calgary
750 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

Join us at Fort Calgary and begin to learn and understand aspects of the historical context and realities of contemporary Indigenous interaction in Canada. By sharing their stories and experiences, Bruce and Deanna Starlight of the Tsuut’ina Nation explore the settler-colonial history at the heart of Fort Calgary and our city, and examine its impacts on local Indigenous ways. The event wraps up with a facilitated sharing experience where participants can ask questions and discuss ways to start applying their learnings in daily life.


For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Fort Calgary website.

Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary 

June 19-25, 2022

Multiple locations throughout Calgary, visit AAWC website for more information on locations

Oki, Tansi, Danit’ada, Aba-wath-tech, Paarutit, Hello!

On behalf of the Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary (AAWC) Circle we want to thank you for your support of our initiative to raise awareness and celebrate the cultural diversity of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. In these past 2 years Covid –19 Pandemic took away our ability to be together as a community, this will be our first opportunity to gather in spirit of community.

In the early 1990’s, Indigenous agencies serving the Indigenous community in Calgary began organizing events and celebrations during the week leading up to National Indigenous Day, held annually on June 21. The summer solstice is a culturally significant day for many Indigenous peoples and is now acknowledged by celebrations held in major cities across Canada.

For the past several years, we have had a strong partnership with the Calgary Stampede and are hosting once again our event at the former Indian Village site at the South end of Stampede Park; this is still a sacred space for us as well as for visitors.

In partnership with Aboriginal People Television Network (APTN) in 2019 attendance throughout the course of the day and evening was approximately 10,000 people. This year 2022, we are taking on a different twist to the event, which we know, as a circle will bring in many more people into the park. This year host a Traditional POW WOW from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm, Handgames, Children Corner, Food Trucks As always, we anticipate Elders, Chiefs, Dignitaries, Indigenous Celebrities, Corporate Calgary

AAWC Circle 2022


For overview of events, see AAWC  poster or Event Lisitings webpage

For more information, visit AAWC website

Calgary Stampede Powwow

 July 12-14, 2022


Get ready for a new celebration of culture and a gathering of community at Stampede 2022! The Calgary Stampede Powwow is one of Canada’s largest competitive powwows happening July 12-14 in the Saddledome. This one-of-a-kind event produced in collaboration with Powwow Times features competitive dancing, drumming, singing and a showcase of other Indigenous performances.

You’re invited to experience this event as the best Indigenous dancers and singers from Canada and the United States compete for $175,000 in prize money!

For more information visit the Calgary Stampede website

Kainai Annual Celebrations

July 15-17, 2022

Red Crow Park, AB

More details TBA

Tsuut'ina Nation Annual Celebrations

July 22-24, 2022

Redwood Meadows, AB

More details TBA. See poster

Piikani Nation Annual Celebrations

July 29-31, 2022 

Crowlodge Park, AB

More details TBA

Siksika Nation Fair 

August 12-14, 2022

Siksika Piiksapi Memorial Arbour, AB

More details TBA. See poster

Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow  August 12-14, 2022 TBA More details TBA. See poster