CFN was very proud to be the Bear Sponsor for this year's annual Miskanawah Round Dance. For the past 16 years, Miskanawah has hosted an annual Round Dance, which has since become the largest Round Dance in Southern Alberta! A Round Dance is an Indigenous social gathering that extends a welcoming invitation to everyone in a celebration of friendship, diversity, and inclusivity.
The event's success resulted from collaboration and partnerships formed between Miskanawah staff, community members, businesses, organizations, local First Nations artists, volunteers, and our major sponsor, United Way. It’s thanks to everyone’s hard work and dedication that we are able to bring thousands of people from all communities and backgrounds together to celebrate friendships, family, diversity, inclusivity, and community.
Traditionally held during the colder months, this event encourages both our Indigenous and non-Indigenous relatives within Treaty 7 territory and beyond to learn, connect, and engage with Elders, traditional Knowledge Keepers, and community members in an evening of singing, drumming, and dancing. For more information on CFN's Indigenous Education for Newcomers Program, visit www.centrefornewcomers.ca/indigenous