AAWC was founded in the early 1990’s (while not officially titled so at the time) to raise cultural awareness within the City of Calgary and to celebrate contemporary achievements of Indigenous people in Canada. Its development would not have been possible without so many dedicated volunteers.
Designed to raise cultural awareness within the city of Calgary and to celebrate contemporary achievements of Indigenous people in Canada, Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary has developed into what it is today through the dedication and commitment of its volunteers.
The AAWC Celebrations are organized and implemented by a Steering Committee officially established in 2011. The Steering Committee, now known as the “Circle” has been comprised of individuals from the following organizations within the City over the years:
- Alberta Health Services
- Awo Taan Healing Lodge
- Boys and Girls Club Calgary
- Calgary Foundation
- Calgary Public Library
- Canadian Red Cross
- Circle of Supports
- Moonstone Creations
- Native Counselling Services of Alberta
- Pathways Community Services Association
- Royal Bank of Canada – Royal Eagles
- Office of the Child and Youth Advocate
- And many others…..
The AAWC encourages agencies within Calgary to organize and develop their own events during the week of June 21st. The AAWC is also responsible for developing and distributing a relevant Calendar of Events, and will promote all local events during the week of June 21st on this calendar.
It is the goal of the AAWC to have an AAWC-led event for every day of Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary. With the continued commitment of the Circle and the community, we will soon reach this goal of having a week filled with celebratory cultural events.
June 17 -23, 2024
KEEPING THE CIRCLE STRONG
“Honoring Mother Earth and Water”
June 21, 2024, (Friday)
National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 22, 2024, (Saturday)
Family Day & Powwow
Elbow River Camp, Enmax Park
Thank you 2023 Sponsors & Partners
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