Residents were given the opportunity to explore Aboriginal culture at the Fort's first annual Indigenous Culture Days.
Saturday's (June 23) event saw people of all ages come out to Legacy Park to partake in various Indigenous traditions and peruse Indigenous crafts.
About a dozen vendors were present at the event, selling everything from bannock burgers to inukshuks and Indigenous jewelry.
"We've done events, we know how to do events, but it was meeting the public and greeting them and trying to open up to them for them to be comfortable (that was a challenge)," said Marge Johnson, president of the Indigenous Cultural Preservation and Learning Society.
This is the first event celebrating Indigenous culture that Marge Johnson has seen in Fort Saskatchewan in her 30 years of being a resident.
The Indigenous Cultural Preservation and Learning Society plans to hold more such events in the future and will continue their work with local schools and foster and adoptive parents in the meantime.
"I want the community to know what we're about and to not be scared to say 'I'm not quite sure what that means' and know that we're going to answer their question," added Johnson.
The event also featured Indigenous dancers, prayer lead by an Aboriginal elder and story time in the tipi for children.

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