Indigenous Culture Week

Event Details

545 Highway 16 W
Burns Lake, BC
V0J 1E1

Room 007/008

Tansy Benedict, Aboriginal Advisor

Event Description

Mark your calendar for March 18 - 22! Join us for a week of free daily events, learning, and sharing in Indigenous culture, music, and special workshops.

All week, stop by the student lounge, check out the Indigenous Artist Showcase and cast your vote for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners on your way to the free luncheon & daily main event.

Indian Residential School Survivors Society presentation: The History and Impacts of Residential Schools in Canada

March 18 from 12 - 3 PM

Kick off Indigenous Culture Week with important learning and reflecting. Following a free traditional salmon luncheon by Top of the Line Catering, The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) will present on The History and Impacts of Residential Schools in Canada.

Please note, this presentation contains sensitive content. CNC will have a wellness coach on standby should guests need support throughout the event.

Joel West Live Solo Performance  

March 19 from 12 - 3 PM

Burns Lake rock legend, Joel West, will perform live at CNC Burns Lake. Dust off your dancing shoes and join us for a fun afternoon of music and food. Free luncheon will be catered by The Office.

Goal Setting for Rockstars with Zandra Ross

March 20 from 12 - 3 PM

Are you struggling to navigate your goals and reach your potential? Lifestyle Mentor & Motivational Speaker, Zandra Ross of Williams Lake First Nation, will provide a safe space for guests to dream, plan, implement and grow to their fullest potential. Grab a friend and join us for this fun, energetic presentation.

Free luncheon provided by AG2BB Catering.

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Traditional Medicine: Presentation, Workshop & Elders Sharing Circle

March 21 from 12 - 3 PM

Reinforce the importance of connecting to the land with this hands on workshop where you will discover traditional wellness and plant medicine. Free luncheon provided by Burns Lake Food Market & Boer Mountain Coffeehouse.

Indigenous Artisan Market

March 22 from 10 AM - 4 PM

Grab your shopping bag and come check out the work of Indigenous artisans and vendors. We aim to include a variety of vendors including: beading, crafts, candles, carving, art, clothing, traditional wellness and much more!
Grab a complimentary bannock dog by Franks Fried Bread, breakfast foods, and fun snacks like mini donuts, Aspen Creek Cookies, and popcorn!