In cooperation with national Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada designated June 21 National Indigenous Day. This date was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and because for generations, many Indigenous groups have celebrated their culture and heritage at this time of year.
National Indigenous Day is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of Inuit, Métis and First Nations 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.
Please visit the following websites to learn how you and your school or community can celebrate National Indigenous Day.
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