Canadian Native Friendship Centre Programs

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Powwow Fitness Program

Start date: Fall 2018 - Ending May 14&15, 2019

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Concordia University, 7128 Ada Boulevard, Centre for Science, Research and Innovation Room CS207

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Millwoods Seniors and Multicultural Centre

2610 Hewes Way NW #210

(Recommended 14+)

Wellbriety Support Group

Start date: Ongoing throughout the summer

Mondays: 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at the CNFC, upstairs room #200

Dene Drumming 

Start date: Fall 2018 & ending April 24, 2019

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Sprucewood Library, 1555 95 Street

(All Ages)

Conversational Cree Class

Start date: October 2018 & ending May 13&16, 2019

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

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

(All Ages)

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 2018 & ending May 27, 2019

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

Traditional Arts & Crafts

Start date: October 2018 & ending May 14 and 15th, 2019

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

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

Metis Jigging & Dance Classes 

Start date: October 2018 & ending May 16, 2019

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. CNFC upstairs room #200 (All Ages)

LGBTQ2S Support Group

Start date: October 2018 & ending May 14, 2019

The aim of the group is to provide a safe positive space for LGBTQ2S Community and their allies. It's an opportunity to meet together with like-minded people for company, information, and activities.

* Please note that all programs restart the first week of October 2019



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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