Canadian Native Friendship Centre Programs

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Powwow Fitness Program

Start date: October 06, 2017

Fridays: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the CNFC building, Upstairs Room #200

(All Ages)

Wellbriety Support Group

Start date: November 22nd, 2016 (ongoing throughout the summer).

Mondays: 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at the CNFC building, Upstairs Room #200

Dene Drumming 

Start date: November 03, 2016 (ongoing throughout the summer).

Wednesday's from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. at the CNFC, Upstairs Room #200

(All Ages)

Conversational Cree Class

Start date: October 2, 2017

Monday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Highlands Library 6710 118 Avenue. 

(All Ages)

Conversational Cree Circle

Start date: October 05, 2017

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Enterprise Square Library 10212 Jasper Ave.

(All Ages)

Cree for Tea talking Circle

Start date: May 11, 2017 (ongoing through the summer)

Thursday's: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the CNFC building, Upstairs Room #200

This talking circle is open to everyone who wants to pick-up on the Cree Language or just want's to learn conversational Cree.

Drop-in Powwow Classes

Classes are open to participants at all levels of experience. Powwow drumming and singing instruction includes protocols and some songs for each of the dances.

A Lead Facilitator powwow singer and two powwow dance facilitators will provide commentary and instruction on the meaning and artistic intricacies of the various dance styles.

Start date: October 2, 2017

Monday evenings: 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm. Westmount School 11124 131 Street (Gymnasium) 

Traditional Arts & Crafts

Start date: October 3, 2017

Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Old Strathcona Library located at 8331 104 Street.

Start date: October 04, 2017 (All Ages).

Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at CNFC building, Upstairs Room #200 (Ages 12+).

Metis Jigging & Dance Classes

Start date: October 7, 2017

Thursday's at the CNFC (Upstairs Room #200) from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (All Ages)

LGBTQ2S Support Group

Start date: October 10, 2017

Twice a month (every 2nd and last Tuesday of the month). CNFC 11718-95 Street Upstairs Room, #203 (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.)


Our Vision

The vision of the Canadian Native Friendship Centre is toward an integrated, self-reliant Aboriginal community who participates as urban citizens taking responsibility for their shared condition in a spirit of health, cooperation and wellness within a strong cultural base.

Mission Statement

The mandate of the Canadian Native Friendship Centre is to improve the quality of life of Aboriginal people in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities, encouraging equal access to and participation in Canadian society while respecting Aboriginal cultural distinctiveness.

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