June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day & Resources for Members

Photo from Government of Canada website

National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21 is an official day of celebration to recognize and honour the culture, unique history, outstanding achievements and influences by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada. 

For generations, many Indigenous Peoples and communities across Canada have celebrated their history and culture on this day or near this day because of the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. This day is celebrated by ceremonies and celebrations that highlight religion, spirituality, artistry, cultural performances and activities.

The month of June specifically is National Indigenous History Month – learn more about National Indigenous History Month.

We encourage our members to recognize this day and to continue their learning this month and on an ongoing basis by reviewing the following: