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Athabasca Tribal Council announces new cultural festival taking place in
September 2019

(Fort McMurray, AB - August 22, 2019) Athabasca Tribal Council has announced a new Indigenous arts and cultural festival happening on September 19-21, 2019 at Snye Point Park that will showcase, celebrate, and foster 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,” says Karla Buffalo, CEO of Athabasca Tribal Council. “This will be a gathering and celebration that welcomes all cultures.”

The 2019 inaugural three-day festival will include 20+ workshops and seminars for artists and the public, 100+ local, national, and international Indigenous artists and performers, an exhibition gallery and gift shop featuring work by local and national artists, a round dance and tea dance with a community feast, artist demonstrations and cultural presentations, and mainstage shows featuring a headliner act and regional performers.

“The Festival truly values the importance of engaging the entire Wood Buffalo region in our quest to shine a light on the creative spirit of our First Nations,” Elena Gould, Director of Education, Culture & Language says. “This will both be an important community event, and a new cultural tourism attraction for Wood Buffalo.”

The Athabasca Tribal Council 2019 Cultural Festival has a number of corporate and community partnership opportunities available. For more information about these, or the Festival in general, contact Elena Gould at 780-881-6137 or visit www.atcculturalfestival.ca.

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About ATC

Athabasca Tribal Council is an organization that serves our First Nations by providing relevant and innovative programs and services that enrich the well-being, health and prosperity of its people. ATC is committed to ensuring the protection of inherent rights, Treaty Rights, and their Traditional Territories while respecting the autonomy of each Nation. For information visit atcfn.ca.

To arrange media interviews or for more information please contact:

Elena Gould
Director of Education, Culture and Language, Athabasca Tribal Council
elena.gould@atcfn.ca
Phone: 780.791.6538 ext. 261 | Cell: 780.881.6137

First-ever Athabasca Tribal Council Golf Classic in conjunction with Oil Sands Trade Show announced

(Fort McMurray, AB - July 30, 2019) On Monday, September 9, 2019, the Athabasca Tribal Council Golf Classic will be held at the Miskanaw Golf Club in conjunction with the annual Oil Sands Trade Show.

This partnership between ATC and EventWorx will provide an exciting opportunity to raise funds for ATC’s Post-Secondary Student Support Program.

“These funds will provide needed financial support to ATC students,” says Athabasca Tribal Council Chief Allan Adam. “This will enable them to gain access to post-secondary education, and to graduate with skills needed to pursue their dreams and individual careers.”

Registration is $295 + GST for individuals, and $1,180 + GST for a team of four. Fees include 18 holes of golf at the gorgeous Miskanaw Golf Club, power cart, on-the-course BBQ lunch, banquet dinner, and lots of great prizes!

“We are very pleased to work with the Athabasca Tribal Council to form a new partnership through the creation of the Athabasca Tribal Council Golf Classic,” Wes Scott, President and CEO of EventWorx Corporation says. “This is an investment in community, and will provide much-needed scholarship funding to support Indigenous youth in earning their post-secondary education.”

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, or to register a team, contact Elena Gould at 780-881-6137 or through email at elena.gould@atcfn.ca.

Athabasca Tribal Council is an organization that serves our First Nations by providing relevant and innovative programs and services that enrich the well-being, health and prosperity of its people. ATC is committed to ensuring the protection of inherent rights, Treaty Rights, and their Traditional Territories while respecting the autonomy of each Nation. For information visit atcfn.ca.

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To arrange media interviews or for more information please contact:

Elena Gould

Director of Education, Culture and Language

Athabasca Tribal Council

elena.gould@atcfn.ca

Cell: 780.881.6137

Phone: 780.791.6538 ext. 261

Click here to access the ATC Golf Classic sponsorship package

 

Athabasca Tribal Council, Athabasca River Métis, and Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre release the results of their project: Rebuilding Resilient Indigenous Communities – Assessing the Indigenous Impacts of the Horse River Wildfire  

Click here to access the Wildfire Research Press Release

Generous Donation to ATC from PICL Management, Former ATC Funding Recipient

Click here for more details about this generous donation