A local non-profit organization is striving to strengthen the Fort's Indigenous community with events that teach history and tradition. 
 
The loss of culture and traditions is a significant problem for Indigenous populations.
 
"We are focusing on the foster and adopted children that are in foster homes or adoptive homes and have no outlet to find out about their culture or learn about it at an early age," said Marge Johnson, president of the Indigenous Cultural Preservation and Learning Society (ICPLS).
 
Fort Saskatchewan's Indigenous community largely travels to Edmonton to engage in cultural activities, according to Johnson.
 
"There's nothing here for them, and that includes foster parents and adoptive parents who aren't Indigenous," she said. "They like to learn too so that they can continue teaching their children to be proud of their culture."
 
The society hopes to provide a variety of opportunities for Fort residents, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to engage in cultural exploration.
 
The ICPLS will host the first annual Indigenous Culture Days at Legacy Park on June 23.
 
The event will include dancing, drummers, story-telling, bannock-making demonstrations, and Indigenous crafters and artists.
 
Mayor Gale Katchur will give an opening greeting.

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