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National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day.
This a day for all Canadians to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ culture and heritage. June 21st is the summer solstice and for generations, many Indigenous People have celebrated their culture and heritage at this time of year.
The day is an excellent opportunity to better acquaint ourselves with the cultural diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples. These groups while similar, also each have their own unique heritage, language, cultural customs and spiritual beliefs.
Formerly known as National Aboriginals Day, the day is a chance to learn the unique achievements of Indigenous Peoples in areas such as agriculture, the environment and the arts.
June was declared National Indigenous History Month in Canada in 2009 following the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons.