Today is National Indigenous People’s Day.
In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. 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.
As the NSMBA, we recognize and are continuously grateful to be able live and recreate on the shared territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Nations. We encourage you to take this opportunity to explore the many diverse cultures, histories and experiences of those that have occupied these lands for thousands of years. If you are looking to celebrate with the community on this day, please reference some local events happening below.
Learn more about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples across Canada: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1621447127773/1621447157184
Interactive Map to find events and celebrations in your area: https://public.tableau.com/views/CelebrateCanada_Desktop_E/S-NIPD?:showVizHome=no%20%20%20%20%20&:embed=true&:toolbar=no&language=EN-CA
Celebrating National Indigenous People’s Day at Ambleside Park: https://westvancouver.ca/arts-culture/festivals/national-indigenous-peoples-day
Local Events along the Sea-to-sky: https://www.squamishchief.com/local-news/heres-what-is-happening-in-the-sea-to-sky-for-national-indigenous-peoples-day-2022-5498504
Community Celebrations in Burnaby: https://www.burnaby.ca/recreation-and-arts/events/national-indigenous-peoples-day
Spakwus Slolem/Eagle Song Dancers at Kitsilano Showboat: https://www.facebook.com/events/3068383033492277/?ref=newsfeed
Indigenous People’s Day Celebrations in Surrey: https://www.surrey.ca/news-events/events/surreys-national-indigenous-peoples-day-celebration-wellness-event
Indigenous People’s Day at Carnegie Community Centre: https://www.facebook.com/events/5140398759401531/