National Indigenous Peoples Day is June 21!
It’s a time to celebrate the culture, heritage, and exceptional achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis and the contributions they have made to Canada. These three Aboriginal groups have their own individual language, heritage, culture and spiritual beliefs.
June 21 was chosen for National Indigenous Peoples Day because it’s the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. Many Indigenous peoples have celebrated their culture for generations around this time due to the summer solstice and what it represents.
For events taking place specifically on June 21, check out the Government of Canada website. If you want to learn about Indigenous Peoples and their culture and heritage throughout the year, there are so many opportunities to do this in Canada. Here are five in Ontario to get you started.