Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

Posted on June 18, 2018

The Summer Solstice (June 21) is a significant day everywhere, celebrated by various cultures around the world for countless centuries. It is usually the longest day of the year, corresponding to the end of spring and the glorious beginning of the summer season. In many places, the day is recognized with festivals, holidays and rituals to mark the occasion. And in Canada, June 21 has extra special meaning, as the summer solstice is also when the entire country celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day.

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

On June 21, Indigenous communities around British Columbia will host celebrations to honour, recognize and experience these timeless and living cultures. All over the province, visitors and residents will be able to take part in a day filled with cultural activities, music, food and a deeper understanding and appreciation of Canada’s Indigenous heritage.

Join us and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day by participating in festival, powwows, or community events near you.

List of Events, Festivals and Powwows on National Indigenous Peoples Day