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The Athabasca Tribal Council Cultural Festival presented by Centerfire Energy Returns this Fall

The ATC Cultural Festival, presented by Centerfire Energy Group (Centrefire) is set to return to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo in Northern Alberta on Treaty 8 territory on September 14 – 17, 2023.

This is the first year that Indigenous-owned Centerfire will be the presenting partner, helping to create a unique Indigenous and fully-immersive experience for everyone to share and be a part of.

“We are very excited to be working with Centerfire to celebrate the Cree and Déne cultures of the region. Our Indigenous community members are overjoyed to gather to share our traditional knowledge and skills,” said Chief Allan Adam, President of the Athabasca Tribal Council and Chief of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.


Centerfire’s Chief Operating Officer, Cam Wodham, shared, “As this festival fits seamlessly with Centerfire Energy Group’s core socioeconomic values, we are extremely humbled and privileged to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful organization on what we consider to be one of the most valuable events within the RMWB. We believe the many experiences and knowledge-sharing sessions included in this unique festival are something that should be cherished by all participants who have the opportunity to attend, and we look forward to seeing everyone there.”

This is the third year of the ATC Cultural Festival, and it will feature numerous workshops putting a spotlight on Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, language speakers, artists, and craftsmanship.

Last year’s ATC Cultural Festival hosted more than 10,000 attendees and participants who gathered to experience what Indigenous culture is all about.

“The region is home to people from all over the world. We are delighted to welcome all people to learn, share, and experience the connection to the land our Indigenous communities have and celebrate the cultural revitalization that takes place at the Festival,” expressed Athabasca Tribal Council’s CEO, Karla Buffalo.

To learn more about the ATC Cultural Festival, sponsorship and partnership opportunities,  please visit

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