National Indigenous People’s Day: Virtual event page
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities 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.
This year, SAMRU invites you to celebrate virtually by interacting with the event videos posted on the virtual event page. Check back on June 21st to explore the event featuring leaders, MRU alumni, and traditional dancers from Indigenous communities. The event is published in the form of an interactive page, please note there is no specific time listed for the event, rather participants are welcome to explore the page throughout the day.