June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day! Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the cultural diversity of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples by participating in the many activities happening across Canada.
Kerby Centre Special Presentation on National Indigenous Peoples Day
Join us as Kerby Centre Presents Another In Our Series of Online Health, Wellness, Information & Entertainment Presentations: Teachings of the Medicine Wheel
Presented By Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes, a Traditional Knowledge Keeper, she will share the sacred teachings of The Medicine Wheel which reminds us that we need to balance all four aspects of our being – the spiritual, emotional, physical and mental. Cheryle will also teach us about time honoured traditions that are being practiced in ceremonies and give us the gift of song and drumming.
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What led to the creation of National Indigenous Peoples Day?
National Aboriginal Day (now National Indigenous Peoples Day) was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day. This was the result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups:
- in 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood (now the Assembly of First Nations) called for the creation of National Aboriginal Solidarity Day
- in 1995, the Sacred Assembly, a national conference of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people chaired by Elijah Harper, called for a national holiday to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous Peoples
- also in 1995, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended the designation of a National First Peoples Day
On June 21, 2017, the Prime Minister issued a statement announcing the intention to rename this day National Indigenous Peoples Day.
*Source: The Government of Canada