National Indigenous Peoples Day

Jun. 21, 2022

National Indigenous Peoples Day

 

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First NationsInuit and Métis Peoples.

Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs.

For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.