Athabasca Tribal Council Cultural Festival


Sep 12 - Sep 15


This September, join us at Snye Point Park for a celebration that promises to ignite your senses, deepen your understanding, and leave you with memories to cherish—a testament to the enduring spirit and cultural richness of Treaty 8 and its people. Mark your calendar and prepare to be captivated!

Celebrating 125 years since the signing of Treaty 8. Right here at the Snye where the 3 rivers meet.


Traditional Village—The 5 First Nation members of ATC showcase their traditions, knowledge, and food.

Hand Games Tournament—This fast-paced traditional Dene game is a guessing game where a team of players hide an object in one of their hands. The other team must guess which hand the object is in. Points are given to correct guesses; points can also be stolen!

Mainstage—Friday and Saturday nights are Concert Nights at the Festival. Everyone is welcome to come and see the amazing lineup of Indigenous talent, from a Fashion Show featuring local artists to headlining bands that have Juno recognition!

Workshops—Learn tradition, skill, and knowledge from those who continue reviving and promoting their culture. Workshop fees cover material costs. The Festival pays artists for their time, making the workshops a unique opportunity for learning and passing on skills to others who might otherwise not have access. All people are welcome to sign up. Registration will open to the public in August.

Elders Programming presented by Bouchier – Honouring Elders is an important part of Indigenous culture. Elders have an honoured tent at the Festival where they can gather and participate in cultural activities and watch the Mainstage.

Gift Shop & Gallery presented by CNRL—Take home a piece of Indigenous art, fashion, or tools. The gift shop is the perfect place to get authentic, handmade items from local Indigenous craftspeople.

Education Programming—ATC works closely with all the school boards in the region to provide cultural education programs to students. On Thursday and Friday of the Festival, classes from across the region will participate in programming with Elders, Knowledge Keepers and artists. Understanding different cultures and experiencing the beauty of Indigenous culture is what will make a brighter future for all.