National Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: Jun 21, 2019

    Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day! Celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures & incredible achievements of First Nations, Inuit & Métis. There’s no shortage of events & activities taking place today across the province: https://www.alberta.ca/national-indigenous-peoples-day-celebrations.aspx.

    Please enjoy this amazing painting, Caller of the Morning Prayer, by Dale Auger. Auger (1958-2008) is Sakaw Cree from the Bigstone Cree Nation in Northern Alberta. He is best known for his visually stunning and spiritually moving works of art. You can see Auger’s work in person at the Okotoks Art Gallery. This work, from the AFA's art collection, is part of the new exhibition Refocus Foothills: Western Art of Southern Alberta’s Cowboy Trail.

    See more incredible artwork by Indigenous artists in the AFA art collection.