An Indigenous rights advocate is calling on the community to help locate dozens of traditional drums stolen from a van in northwest Calgary this week.
Chantal Chagnon says she uses the drums for marches, rallies, and educational purposes.
A black duffel bag, with 30 hand drums and a ceremonial knife inside, were taken Tuesday morning from outside the Cree8 office in the Dalhousie area.
Chagnon is a singer, educator and Indigenous-rights advocate with ties to the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.
She says the drums — which she made herself — hold a cultural and spiritual significance, which help bring together people from all backgrounds.