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National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Daly. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Indigenous peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21st, the summer solstice, for National Indigenous Peoples Daly. For generations, many Indigenous peoples 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.

Celebrating this day is an important tribute to the heritage and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada, and is an effective student and parent engagement opportunity for our Indigenous students, and for all families in the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Please visit the Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada website below for a variety of useful resources and use the Hashtage #NIPDCanada to promote your events on social media.

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/14666164 ...

Another resource, “Discover Who You Are: Guiding Voices,” was developed by the Eastern Ontario Catholic Curriculum Corporation and features inspirational stories of Indigenous youth and adults who are making contributions to our world. To access this resource and video, please visit http://www.eoccc.org/discover-who-you-are. ... .





National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day