National Indigenous Peoples Day - Celebrate Canada days 2018

Photo collage featuring Canadians of different cultures who are celebrating, singing and playing music.

In cooperation with Indigenous Peoples’ national organizations, the Government of Canada designated June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ culture and heritage. This date was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and because for generations, many Indigenous Peoples’ groups have celebrated their culture and heritage at this time of year.

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, discover the unique accomplishments of Indigenous Peoples in fields as varied as agriculture, the environment and the arts, and celebrate their significant contribution to Canadian society.

Activities across Canada

Come back in May 2018 to get information on our web page about the activities for 2018. Follow us on @CdnHeritage to stay tuned!

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