The group (Anxiety/depression) was the happiest I have been all week. Talking with people who are going through the same struggles as me and receiving help made my day. It gave me hope.

The Mood Disorder Association of Manitoba offers Indigenous programming and services. The online talking circle gives people a chance to offload any stress and concerns in a traditional setting. The talking circle starts with a smudge and ends with a tobacco offering. MDAM also has a Monday Morning Smudge to start the work week off in a good way with a clear mind streamed live over Facebook. MDAM also offers one on one support through a traditional lens for individuals who need a space to breathe, decompress, and be heard.

List of Program/Services:

  • Indigenous Talking Circle: On Hold.
  • Morning Smudge: Every Monday, 9:00 am. On Hold.

One-on-One Peer Support:

You can book a one-on-one peer support session (online/in person) with our Indigenous Program Coordinator. On Hold.

Contact information:

Indigenous Program Coordinator

Things to do in Manitoba on National Indigenous Peoples Day 2023

National Indigenous Peoples Day is Tuesday, June 21. It is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Lands”. Here are some ways you can celebrate today:

National Indigenous Peoples Day @ WAG-Qaumajuq

June 21, 2023, 11am-10pm

Visit WAG-Qaumajuq on National Indigenous Peoples Day for a day of Indigenous art education and evening concerts! Family-friendly workshops will be located in Eckhardt Hall and Skylight Gallery from 1-5pm. In the afternoon they’ll have drop in tours of the exhibitions on view at 1pm and 2:30pm. Refuel with lunch at Katita Café! Then finish the day with a rooftop concert featuring live performances from Brandi Vezina, Victoria Turko, DJ The Kaptain. The event is family friendly and will have a jigging contest and free snacks! Free with admission, admission is always free for Indigenous folks!


Tuesday, June 21 / 12PM – 10PM

The Cube, Old Market Square, Winnipeg

Indigenous Music is celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day with a free all-day family-friendly concert at The Cube in Winnipeg’s Exchange District on June 21. The Nistumee Neepinee Keesikow Concert will span the genres and spotlight 20 Indigenous artists from Manitoba along with a DJ playing music by Indigenous artists between sets, food vendors, and crafts by Indigenous artisans.

Manitoba Métis Federation in Selkirk Park

All Day Festivities starting at 9:00 am

Selkirk, MB

Join the all-day festivities with the Manitoba Métis Federation in Selkirk Park, June 21, starting with breakfast at 9:00 am.

Riverbank Discovery Centre

Brandon, MB

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in Brandon at the Riverbank Discovery Centre. Each year, on Riverbank grounds, please join them for Indigenous entertainment, displays, and interactive fun on the land as they celebrate this great day.

North End Women’s Centre

Celebration, Ceremony and Feast

June 21 at 1 – 2:30 pm, 394 Selkirk Avenue

North End Women’s Centre is hosting a Celebration, Ceremony and Feast on June 21 at 12:30, 394 Selkirk Avenue

Sacred fire and feasting of drums!

Reckoning (Play at Prairie Theatre Exchange)

by Tara Beagan & Andy Moro | Digital

June 21 – 25, 2023

When truth & reconciliation fails, there is reckoning. For more information and for ticket prices, please visit

APTN Indigenous Day Live at The Forks

June 21, 2023

Join the gathering and celebrate Indigenous cultures with APTN’s Indigenous Day Live at The Forks! Enjoy a free daylong program of cultural activities and music from the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities. Be sure to stay for the free live evening concert featuring award-winning, and on the rise, Indigenous musicians and entertainers. @ The Forks and Live on TV and YouTube | 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.