Treaty Days 2024

Treaty Days are Coming!

Fort McKay First Nation is excited to announce our 2024 Treaty Days Experience on June 20-23, 2024. Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the signing of Treaty 8!

Presenting Partner

 

We can’t wait to welcome community members of all ages, alongside partners, supporters, and friends from across the region.   

Featuring an expanded cultural village, outstanding entertainment, and fun for the whole family, there is something for everyone at Treaty Days. Keep checking back for more exciting updates and opportunities to register for workshops and demonstrations.  

Parade

Treaty Days Parade Rules_Registration 2024

Kids Bike Parade Presented by Hammerstone

Opening Ceremonies

Presented by Wolf Midstream

A parade showcasing the Fort McKay community, its neighbors, and partners. Enjoy dancing and drumming and remarks from dignitaries.

Cultural Village

Presented by Pathways Alliance

Indigenous traditions will be celebrated throughout the weekend including an expanded Cultural Village, a Round Dance, traditional foods, and the return of Déne Hand Games.

Fort McKay Idol

Some of the community’s most talented will hit the stage on Friday night during Fort McKay Idol. Additionally, cheer on community members while they are showing off their jigging, moose calling, and laughing. Regionally recognized band Nicely Put Together will put on a great show to keep the crowd energized and enjoying the summer skies.

Kids Discovery Zone

Kids Discovery Zone features bouncy castles, balloon tying, soft play area, and much more!

Saturday Night Mainstage Indigenous Showcase and Drone Show

Starting at 5 p.m. Stephanie Harpe Experience, Just The Boyz, A.B.O., The Nicely Put Together Band, Jessa Sky, Donny Parenteau, and ending with Ernest Monias at 11 p.m. in the Amphitheatre, followed by a drone show you won’t want to miss!

Community Meals

In partnership with Civeo and ESS

Join in the gathering tent for delicious meals to help celebrate the weekend and refuel for more fun and connection. There will be meals served on Friday at lunch and supper, Saturday for breakfast and supper as well as a final BBQ on Sunday.

Lawrence “Bull” Powder Annual Memorial Slo-Pitch Tournament

Annual Slo-Pitch softball tournament held in memory of Lawrence “Bull” Powder, teams pre-register for the tournament which is held over 4 days this year.

Lost and Found/ First Aid

The lands used for Treaty Days are lovingly cared for. Please make sure that you’re disposing of trash and recycling in the vessels provided. Washrooms are located throughout the site for your use, along with water to help keep you hydrated.

Should you require medical assistance please visit the Medika North medical team located at the Upper Arbour, or if you happen to lose something, lost and found will also be kept next to the first aid tent.

Event Highlights

 

Thank You to our Sponsors

About

This year’s festivities kick off on June 20th with the Fort McKay Group of Companies Annual Golf Tournament. Friday features a parade showcasing the 125th Anniversary of the signing of Treaty 8, featuring our neighbours, and partners before the Grand Entry and Opening Ceremonies. There has been a long history of celebrating Treaty Days in Fort McKay. This anniversary year promises to be another exceptional showcase of Indigenous culture and will welcome community members of all ages, along with people across the region. 

Indigenous traditions will be celebrated throughout the weekend including an expanded Cultural Village, a Round Dance, traditional foods, and the return of Déne Hand Games. Some of the community’s most talented will hit the stage on Friday night during Fort McKay Idol.

Saturday night the main stage will have incredible music. A spectacular drone show will cap off the evening.

 

Contact

Have a question, or looking for more information? Don’t hesitate to contact us using the form below. 

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