Heritage North has participated in the annual Doig Day cultural celebrations for the past 20 years.
The Doig River First Nations (DRFN) is a Beaver community located in the Peace River area of Northern British Columbia. The community sees over 500 grade four students from school district 60 over the course of a day each year at the end of May. The celebration has taken place since the 1990s. The children, teachers, various community members and many people from the local Oil and Gas industry enjoy a day rich of knowledge and experiences in moose hide making, trapping and processing of hides, drum and bannock making as well as storytelling.
HNCL has a permanent pit set up on the grounds where the celebration is held each year. Director Keary Walde, along with the staff members of Heritage North spend the day setting up the dig and helping the youth who attend to discover artifacts buried beneath the soil. Many local teachers recall having attended Doig Days and doing the dig themselves when they were children. The school children and adults alike are left with a greater respect for the elders and culture in addition to a deeper knowledge and understanding of First Nations traditions.