Tobacco Plains National Indigenous Day Celebration

June 21 is National Indigenous Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Tobacco Plains Indian Band's 21st Annual Aboriginal Day Celebration takes place in Grasmere and the celebration features dancing, a feast and a traditional horse ride across the US-Canada border.

Tobacco Plains Indian Band for the 22nd Annual Day Celebration (June 21)

9:30 am - 11:20 am Walk across the US border and back through the Canadian Border singing the US and Canada Flag songs in recognition and honoring their traditional territory.

12:30 pm Grand Entry

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Traditional games, dance demonstrations and entertaining activities

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Event Dates

6/21/2019 – 6/21/2019

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

Type of Festival

National or Local Holiday Festival

Event Setting

The Tobacco Plains Indian Band of the Ktunaxa Nation manages a small reserve located in the southeast corner of BC, near the Canada/USA border crossing of Roosville. The Tobacco Plains Band reserve traces the Canada/USA border to the south and the Koocanusa reservoir system and Baynes Lake to the west, and to Waterton Lakes National Park in the east. The Tobacco Plains has been a critical home territory for the Ktunaxa band for thousands of years. Most of their winter lodges were on the Montana side of the border, but these lands were taken away and now are privately owned.

Driving Directions

The villages of Grasmere and Roosville are located on Highway #93 near the Canada/US border.

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