Cultural Schedule.pdf

Cultural Delegate Program - This program brings the circumpolar world together by having all 9 contingents send Cultural Delegates to showcase their talents in daily community performances. Keep an eye out for signage and posters for locations.

Cultural Gala Performance - This Delegate Program will be hosting a special Gala event on Friday, March 23 at the Catholic Cathedral. The Gala showcases each cultural group as well as a collaborative piece that has been created throughout the week.  Tickets are available on our website,

Cultural Marketplace - Both communities will be hosting daily markets where local goods and crafts can be purchased. In Hay River, the Chief Sunrise Gym on the K’atlodeeche First Nation will be the location of the market. In Fort Smith the market will be held at Uncle Gabe’s Friendship Centre.

For more information contact:

Sharon Pekok (HR)– (867)875-7497 or email:
Michel Lebine (FS)– (867)872-0033 or email:

Workshops - These will be held in both communities. Fort Smith workshops will be held in the Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre. There will be 5 workshops featuring making an Oopik doll, a traditional pin game, an introduction to beading, acrylic painting and the making of a polymer cane pendant. The Hay River workshops will be held at the Hay River Centennial Library. There are 2 confirmed workshops, featuring the making of a fish scale button, and traditional bracelet making. These workshops will be held a few times throughout the week and will have a minimal fee.

For more information contact:

Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre – (867)872-2859
Hay River Centennial Library – (867)874-6486

Exhibits -Each community will have exhibits displayed throughout the week. The Alaskan Exhibit will be displayed with memorabilia from past AWG at the Fort Smith Northern Life Museum. An exhibit featuring Archie Beaulieu paintings can be found at the Hay River Centennial Library. Traditional Dolls brought from each visiting contingent will be showcased during the week.

For more information contact:

Rachel Dell – (867)872-2859