June 21, 2022 is National Indigenous People’s Day, a day to observe, create awareness and educate ourselves on this day of recognition. It is a day to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, each with their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and beliefs.
June 21, also the summer solstice, was chosen by the Government of Canada in cooperation with Indigenous organizations for National Aboriginal Day, also known as National Indigenous Peoples Day.
There are many celebrations, events, resources and learning opportunities around the city, the province, and the country to honour this important day.
Take a look at some of the links below in the comment section for opportunities and information!
– Align Association of Community Services provides many resources to help us learn about Indigenous culture including what you need to know attending your first powwow, Indigenous history resources, events around the country, and suggestions on how we can all honour and celebrate National Indigenous History Month.
– Bent Arrow’s site will take you to numerous culturally relevant videos for you to watch and learn from! Follow the link to learn more!!
– The Government of Canada also has a host of resources surrounding cultures, traditions, and histories. Follow the link below to learn more!
Here is a list of additional sites/events/training to check out around Alberta including Red Deer, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Edmonton and more to recognize this significant day: