On June 21, celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day! It's a day to celebrate the cultural richness and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
Why June 21? For centuries, many of the first inhabitants would celebrate the arrival of the warm weather and the pleasures of the summer solstice. The summer solstice is the day of the year with the longest light. It is a day with spiritual significance for many people and is a good time to celebrate Indigenous peoples and cultures.
You can take part by organizing your own traditional or contemporary activities with your residents. When planning, we strongly suggest you get some advice from a person who is knowledgeable about Indigenous traditions. Here are some considerations: