2022 National Indigenous Peoples Month Celebrations

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Thank you for joining us to celebrate the 2022 National Indigenous Peoples Day. Visit Alberta Health Services' Indigenous Health Program  to learn more.

L to R: AHS Cultural Helper Noella Cardinal and her daughter Lesanna Hayden Dennehy, Juli Harmon and her mother AHS Health Promotion Facilitator Jamie Harmon, and AHS Inuit Helper Atisinak Bishop.


On June 21, Canada will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples DayFirst celebrated in 1996, this is a day to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples from across Canada.

This year our theme is Healing through Mind, Body and Spirit. Join us as we celebrate throughout the month of June. Keep watching here to keep up to date on AHS events and activities. 

As we celebrate together, feel free to ask questionsshare inspirational titles, and remember to take time for healing and self care.

L to R: AHS Cultural Helper Noella Cardinal and her daughter Lesanna Hayden Dennehy, Juli Harmon and her mother AHS Health Promotion Facilitator Jamie Harmon, and AHS Inuit Helper Atisinak Bishop.


On June 21, Canada will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples DayFirst celebrated in 1996, this is a day to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples from across Canada.

This year our theme is Healing through Mind, Body and Spirit. Join us as we celebrate throughout the month of June. Keep watching here to keep up to date on AHS events and activities. 

As we celebrate together, feel free to ask questionsshare inspirational titles, and remember to take time for healing and self care.

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  • June 24 - Self-Care Friday Session with Curt Young

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    For our last Self Care Friday this month, join Curt Young as he shares his music.

    Join us via Zoom on Friday, June 24 @ 12 p.m.

    After the session, we would love to hear from you!

    Tell us what you enjoyed about the session and share your thoughts below!

  • June 17 - Community Creativity Circle

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    Thank you for joining Nadine McRee for our Community Creativity Circle on June 17 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. We hope you enjoyed an hour of coming together and creating.

    If you weren't able to join us in real time, please find the recorded session here.

    Some of the options that were offered included:

    1. Spending Time Colouring.
      What You Will Need:
      Download and print PDF
      Colouring crayons or pencils

    1. Exploring Self-Compassion Through Writing
      To take part in this writing exercise, follow this link.
      Alternatively, pick from a range of writing exercises by following this link.
      What You Will Need:
      Notebook and pen


    We would love to hear from you!
    If you are comfortable, share your work with us below. Tell us how you felt during and after the Community Creativity Circle. 

    Here are some questions for you to think about:

    1. What were some of your takeaways from this session?

    2. How did you feel after joining our Community Creativity Circle?

    3. What did you most enjoy?

  • June 10 - Powwow Dancing

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    Thank you to Joanna for facilitating our second Self-Care session in a row!

    Thank you to everyone who was able to join our Powwow Dancing session. If you missed it, you can watch the recording here.

    Now we would love to hear from you!

    Here are some questions for you to think about:

    1. What were some of your takeaways from this session?

    2. How did participating in this session make you feel? 

    3. Is this something you would like to learn more about? 

  • June 3 - Medicine Wheel Teaching

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    Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for Joanna Gladue's workshop on Wellness Approach to Indigenous Health: A Medicine Wheel Teaching on Friday, June 10.

    For those who were able to attend, we encourage you to please share some of your take away's with us. Here are some questions for you to think about:

    1. Did you know about the Medicine Wheel teaching before?

    2. What were some new things you learnt from Joanna?

    3. Would you implement any of the teachings in your daily life?