June 21 is the National Indigenous Peoples Day

June is National Indigenous History month and June 21st, National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD), is a special moment to celebrate First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.


The Institute encourages its members to enjoy the celebrations of Inuit, Métis and First Nations cultures, contributions, and accomplishments on this day. We represent Inuit, Métis, and First Nations women and men in scientific, professional and many other occupations. In

pursuit of ensuring fair employment relations for the benefit of all its members, the Institute promotes equitable hiring practices, non-discrimination, and accommodation in federal public sector workplaces.

While NIPD celebrations contribute to increase visibility, raising the bar with respect to Indigenous Peoples inclusiveness in the public service and the labour market demands everyone's involvement, including government, as appropriately outlined in the Final Report of the Joint Union/Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, released in December 2017.

On June 21, and the following days, we encourage all our members to join in celebrating with federal Indigenous employees their diversity, rich cultural heritage, and to salute them for their notable service to Canada.

How will you celebrate on NIPD2018?  

To find a National Indigenous Peoples Day event in your Indigenous Peoples Day : Live celebrations on APTN TVarea, just search by province.

Also, on Saturday, June 23, 2018, join the gathering and celebrate Indigenous cultures with APTN’s Indigenous Day Live (http://indigenousdaylive.ca/ ) in three cities – Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa!

All Canadians are invited to join us – for free day celebrations and activities as well as a live concert – on location in our host cities, or via a live 5-hour TV broadcast, via participating radio stations and online.