Authentically Indigenous Artisan Market at SouthCentre Mall

Join us at Southcentre Mall from June 3rd to 23rd for our fourth annual Indigenous History Month celebration in partnership with Authentically Indigenous.

This month-long event will foster understanding, appreciation, and celebration of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. Experience educational activities, cultural displays, and storytelling sessions that connect both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.

June 3 (Monday): Kickoff Event at 11:00 AM with traditional blessings, dance, and drum performances. Opening of the life-size tipi exhibit.
June 7-8 (Friday-Saturday): Artisan Market featuring music, dance, and local Indigenous crafts.
June 8 (Saturday): Powwow at the Artisan Market at 11:30 AM.
June 9 (Sunday): Author Reading with Judy Everson in the tipi from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM, followed by book sales and signings.
June 15 (Saturday): Elder Storytelling. Details to be announced.
June 16 (Sunday): IndigeSTEAM Showcase with youth projects, robots, and mini tipis from 10 AM to 4 PM near the tipi with 3-4 display tables.
June 21 (Friday): National Indigenous Peoples Day – Celebrate the unique heritage and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
June 22 (Saturday): Puppet Storytelling by the Public Library.
June 23 (Sunday): Indigenous VR by USAY from 10 AM to 4 PM near the tipi with 2-3 display tables. Experience groundbreaking VR games showcasing Indigenous culture.