Nature centre celebrates First Nations culture

The Allan Brooks Nature Centre will host its third annual festival celebrating First Nations, cultures June 11

First Nations cultures are being celebrated in the North Okanagan.

The Allan Brooks Nature Centre will host its third annual festival celebrating First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures June 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“There will be traditional song and dance delivered by performers in beautiful regalia along with ceremonial events and demonstrations,” said Christine Taylor, communications and events co-ordinator.

“Other attractions include local artists work for sale and display, traditional bannock roasting over the fire, traditional food and more.”

The free event includes activities for the kids, such as face painting, a friendship bracelet workshop, rock painting and storytelling.

This event is run in collaboration with the First Nations Friendship Centre, Okanagan College, the Aboriginal Community Elders Society and other community representatives.

“ABNC’s continuing mission is to be a community leader of education and nature-related activities in the Okanagan area introducing our community to different experiences,” said Taylor.

For more information or to get involved, contact communications@abnc.ca.