The Simpcw First Nation, whose traditional territory includes parts of the Robson Valley, have been invited to be the host nation at Jasper’s Aboriginal Day celebrations June 18th.

The event will take place between 10am and 4pm and will be a “mini pow-wow” but also include other Simpcw songs and culture, according to organizer Leon Eustache.

The First Nation is also preparing for an April pow-wow in Barriere whose theme is “Honouring young women.”

The pow-wow happens April 15-17th at the arena 15km up Dunn Lake Rd North of Barriere and everyone is welcome. Camping is available. The host drum is High Water and the MC will be John Terbasket.