Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21!

On June 21 we will mark National Indigenous Peoples Day, an occasion for us all to celebrate the cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

Summer Solstice is the time of year when many Indigenous groups celebrate their culture and heritage. It’s an opportunity to deepen our understanding and awareness of the unique adversities that Indigenous Peoples face and have overcome.

We encourage you to take action at home now to support Indigenous Peoples:

  • Research whose land you are on: the Whose Land tool will show you which colonized land you are occupying.
  • Support Indigenous businesses and services: find a local business where you can shop online or in person, following social distancing rules.
  • Attend virtual National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations: with family, friends and colleagues, check out summersolsticefestivals.ca for some great ideas.
  • Research Indigenous Peoples history and cultures: learn about their unique histories, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

Canada has committed to a process of Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, this requires that we all do our part.

If you’d like to learn more please contact Greg Scriver, Canadian Labour Congress Indigenous Representative at gscriver@pipsc.ca.