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Jun 21 – National Indigenous History Month and Community Day

Celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures, and valuable contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis this June for National Indigenous History Month.

For generations, Indigenous Peoples have been celebrating their culture and heritage on June 21, chosen for the summer solstice and longest day of the year.

After calls from the Assembly of First Nations for the creation of a National Aboriginal Solidarity Day, in 1996 the Government of Canada designated June 21 as National Aboriginal Day, later changing the name to National Indigenous Peoples Day in 2017.

Langara welcomed the change with three full days of festivities in June 2017.  See photos of the artist market, workshops, carving demonstrations, traditional performances, and more.

Celebrate at Community Day
Experience a variety of Indigenous festivities this year at Community Day presented by RBC Royal Bank, which features a Gathering Space Open House, wood carving demonstration, smudging ceremony, storytelling sessions, singing and dancing, and more. See the full event schedule.

National Indigenous Peoples Day is the first in the series of Celebrate Canada days, concluding on Canada Day.

Read The Post on Tuesday, June 4 to learn more about the relationship between National Indigenous Peoples Day and Canada Day, and the many ways you can acknowledge the significance of National Indigenous Peoples Day – on June 21 and throughout the year.

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