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Events

Tipi Raising at Aboriginal Culture Day


Various events are held at the centre throughout the year.  Drop in and get to know us.

Aboriginal Culture Day

  • September 19, 2019
  • Join us in our celebration of Aboriginal culture.
  • Everyone is invited and all events are free!
  • For questions please contact Dawn Lamerman at dawnl@nait.ca or 780.491.3917
Event Location Time
Welcome Breakfast E121 Ceremonial Room
Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Tipi Raising and Teachings
with Derek Thunder and
Cultural Advisor Verna Orr
CAT Quad 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Men's Pipe Ceremony
With Elder Francis Whiskeyjack
In Tipi
CAT Quad
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Women’s Circle and Smudging Ceremony
with Cultural Advisor Verna Orr
E121 Ceremonial Room
Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Stew & Bannock E121 Ceremonial Room
Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Introduction of Connecting
the Four Directions

with Derek Thunder and Alison Lewis
Entertainment to Follow
CAT Crossing 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aboriginal Artisans E124
Across the Hall from
Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Men’s Pipe Ceremonies and Women's Circles:

These events will be held twice per semester for a total of 4 times per academic school year (Sept., Nov., Jan., Mar.) and are intended to represent the 4 seasons of the year.

Stew & Bannock 

  • September 19, 2019
  • October 25, 2019
  • November 29, 2019
  • January 31, 2020
  • February 28, 2020
  • March 27, 2020

Bannock-Fest

  • October 18, 2019

Bannock Championship

  • March 19, 2020

Aboriginal Student Year End Celebration

  • April 3, 2020