This Monday, June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
I’ve compiled a list of different events and ways to celebrate and connect with the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Feel free to use it as a starting point as you research how you plan to celebrate.
June 18: 10am-12pm – Land Based Learning Indigenous Food & Medicine Garden
June 21: 11am Metis Jigglers and Fiddlers (watch on Facebook Live)
(virtual) Isaac Murdoch and the Stories of the Seven Grandfather Drums
Ontario Culinary Experiences – Indigenous Experiences
Where to Eat Indigenous Food in Ontario
Art, Storytelling & History
Instagram – iamkitchener
Artists – Pass the Feather
Article – The Origin of the Drum
Authors – 35 Books from Indigenous Authors
Indigenous Canada – University of Alberta
In Case You Missed It…
Here’s a blog post with other resources on growing in understanding on Canada’s History with Indigenous Peoples.