Each June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month in Canada to recognize the history, heritage, and diversity of our country’s First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
Alberta is filled with incredible, authentic Indigenous experiences. Among them is Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi, a breathtaking spot in Southern Alberta with deep cultural and spiritual roots. Writing-on-Stone gets its name from the ancient rock art among its sandstone cliffs (the Blackfoot name of Áísínai’pi means “where the writings are”).
Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019, it has been a sacred place for generations of Blackfoot people, who have lived here for at least 10,000 years. The rock carvings and paintings depict sacred people, spirits, battles, journeys, and moments over the years.