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June 21 is National Indigenous People’s Day!

June 21 is National Indigenous People’s Day!

June 21st is National Indigenous People’s Day, a national celebration of the heritage, cultures, and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. This day overlaps with the summer solstice, which is a significant day for many Indigenous cultures. It also falls within National Indigenous History Month, which this year will highlight specific aspects of Indigenous history, cultures and perspectives.

Check out a map of celebratory events across the nation here as well as the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival series of events.

Learn more about some of the rich and diverse cultures and histories of Indigenous peoples here.

Learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission here, which includes a history of residential schools in Canada.

Finally, our colleagues at the Outdoor Learning School & Store have created a resources page in celebration of National Indigenous People’s Day and National Indigenous History Month, here.