National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is This Sunday

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

We encourage you to join us in learning about and celebrating the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and locally. This year’s celebrations may look different as BC responds to COVID-19, but here are some virtual ways you can participate:

Canadian First Nations Radio (CFNR) Live Video Stream
CFNR is hosting a live video stream featuring submissions from BC-based musicians, dancers, drummers, artists, storytellers, cooks and more. Tune in here at 1000 on Sunday, June 21.

Learning and Activity Guide
The Celebrating Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Learning and Activity Guide has trivia, games and crafts suitable for all ages.

#IndigenousReads encourages reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples by sharing Indigenous literature. Check out an e-book from the initiative’s reading list.

Join the Conversation
Follow along or share your thoughts across social media using the hashtag #NIPDCanada.

Learn About Cultural Safety & Humility
Honouring Indigenous peoples’ diverse cultures in everyday practice is central to providing culturally safe care. Learn how you can take action by watching a webinar from the Cultural Safety & Humility Action Series we led with the First Nations Health Authority. You can also make a pledge affirming your commitment to cultural humility and sharing your vision for a culturally safe health care system.

Pledge Your Support for #DifferentTogether
BC’s Lieutenant Governor, Janet Austin, has invited British Columbians to join her in promoting the ideals of diversity and inclusion. Learn more about the #DifferentTogether pledge and join us in opposing racism and hate in all its forms.

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