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Annual Round Dance

Join for our
18th Annual Friendship Round Dance! 

Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 5:00-10:00PM
Genesis Centre: 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10, Calgary, AB



For the past 17 years, Miskanawah has hosted an annual Round Dance and it 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. 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.

Emcee: Hal Eagletail, Tsuu T’ina, AB

Stickman: Cornell Tootoosis, Poundmaker, SK & Albert Goulet, Calgary, AB

Singing & Drumming:  TBA


Check out some highlights from past Round Dances: 2023 Round Dance

Sponsorship Opportunity! Are you or your organization interested in partnering with Miskanawah to deliver our 18th Annual Round Dance? Please contact Tara Fillo for more details, OR if you would like to make a donation to this event, click here.


Blackfoot - Kiááyo; Plains Cree - Maskwa


Blackfoot - Omahkapi’si; Plains Cree - Mahihkan
Blackfoot - Sspopíi; Plains Cree - Miskinâhk
Blackfoot - Naamóísisttsii; Plains Cree - Âmow-piyêsîs
Donation in Kind

Browse our videos below to what Miskanawah's Friendship Round Dance to us:


Round Dance

"Individuals from all backgrounds come together in friendship to celebrate First Nations culture and to honour the traditions and memories of our ancestors."
Many participants at last year’s event formed new connections, while others rekindled friendships. Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike participated, experienced, and connected with traditional Cree/Saulteaux cultures.
Special thanks to our sponsors, community partners, vendors, guest speakers, singers, drummers and of course, our Planning Committee for making this event a possibility! We are grateful for the opportunity to come together and join hands.

Guided by the traditional teachings embedded within Wahkotiwin(Cree Natural Law of interconnection and kinship), our relationships and connections with those we serve are the foundation for the services we provide. Miskanawah values the opportunity to welcome our relatives of all backgrounds in a communal celebration and blessing ceremony, and we cannot do this without the support, kinship, and generosity of our community.