National Indigenous Peoples Day is June 21, coinciding with the Summer Solstice or the longest day of the year. On this day, many Indigenous communities have celebrated their culture on this day and in 2017, June 21 was officially renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day. Learn more about Indigenous culture and history by attending one of the great events below.
Fort Langley:Explore Fort Langley to learn about the role Indigenous peoples played in the past and still today. There will be demonstrations, hands-on activities, and storytelling.
Surrey Event: This event is an opportunity to acknowledge and show respect and admiration for Indigenous Peoples’ past, present, and future; to share cultural history; and to share the spirit, experiences, stories, song, art and dance with each other and the community. The in-person event will include cultural sharing from the local First Nations with teachings and practice through art, music, storytelling, and dance.
Vancouver: The public is invited to commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day by joining in the Carnegie Community Centre celebrations starting at 1pm at the 400 block of Main Street. There will be a variety of giveaways and performances – including crafts, medicines, smudging, and pop-up performances from Muttdog, Carnegie’s lexwst’i:lem drum group, Big Drum with John Sam, dancer Larissa Healey, and more cultural sharing performances
West Vancouver: Recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day by participating in activities that shine a light on languages, cultures, traditions and the contributions of the Inuit, Metis, and First Nations peoples.
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