Aboriginal festival returns in June

The three-day celebration of aboriginal peoples, arts, and culture, begins June 19

The Aboriginal Cultural Festival returns to Victoria in June.

The three-day celebration of aboriginal peoples, arts, and culture, begins June 19 and wraps up on June 21 – National Aboriginal Day.

Created in partnership between Aboriginal Tourism B.C., the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, the Royal B.C. Museum, Tourism Victoria, the Robert Bateman Centre and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, the goal for the festival is to honour and showcase the rich aboriginal culture and history throughout Victoria and B.C.

The Royal B.C. Museum will host the outdoor event, which will feature a main stage for more than 30 scheduled performances, including those by three-time hoop dance world champion Alex Wells; an artisan craft fair, showcasing arts and crafts, and an outdoor dining area where visitors can purchase food for sale including West Coast clam chowder, fry-bread, and Indian tacos.

For more information, visit aboriginalbc.com.




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