Launching in 2019, the mission of the Athabasca Tribal Council Cultural Festival is to develop and deliver a festival that showcases, celebrates, and fosters the development of Northern Alberta’s diverse and distinctive First Nations arts and culture.

We will be hosting Indigenous artists and performers from the region’s First Nations, along with guest artists for three days of spectacular arts and cultural programming. The Festival offers participants engaging and inspiring opportunities highlighting collaboration, artistic development, mentorship, and cultural revitalization.

Hosted by Athabasca Tribal Council, this will be a gathering and celebration that welcomes all cultures. The Festival will be both an important community event, and a new cultural tourism attraction for Wood Buffalo.

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On Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, Athabasca Tribal Council, Athabasca River Métis, and Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre released the results of their project: Rebuilding Resilient Indigenous Communities – Assessing the Indigenous Impacts of the Horse River Wildfire.


For reports and video, click link below:


Click here for Wildfire Research




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Here you will find information about how we serve the 5 First Nations of ATC. As we continuously grow and learn, we keep our purpose - to serve our members -- central in everything we do. Enjoy browsing our site, and please get in touch by emailing us at
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Athabasca Tribal Council serves our Nations by providing relevant and innovative programs and services that enrich the well-being, health and prosperity of our people. We are committed to ensuring the protection of our Inherent rights, our Treaty Rights, and our Traditional Territories. While respecting the autonomy of each Nation, our strength is in our unity.


 Athabasca Tribal Council, in collaboration with our Nations, honours our Treaty and supports a thriving, healthy and self-reliant future for Cree and Dene people.


Collaboration, Respect, Integrity, Service, Unity, Innovation, Excellence