National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated on June 21st of every year, the same day as the summer solstice. It is a day to recognise and celebrate First Nations, Métis, and Inuitpeoples across Canada. It is also a day to reflect on the treatment of Indigenous peoples, and how we can do better. This is especially important now as residential school grounds across the nation are still uncovering the graves of Indigenous children who never made it home.
Looking to Learn? Below are some events happening around the city on June 21st!
The Art Gallery of Alberta has free access from 11am-5pm with exciting programming taking place all day. Check out what they're offering Here!
The TELUS World of Science will be open from 8am-4pm. Admission is free for Indigenous guests, and 50% of admission from other guests will be donated to the Indigenous Access Fund
Join the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society at Parkdale School from 10am-1pm for Smudge & Prayer, Cultural Teachings, Powwow Dancing, and Traditional Singing. Program includes crafts, artisan vendors, traditional games, druming and hot dog lunch at noon.
Join Emily Baker for a virtual tour of the Art Gallery of Alberta's spring feature exhibition, kanawêyimêw here.
For some fun activities do to, check out this site!