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


7 Indigenous-themed Podcasts

Indigenous Musicians

Learning Opportunities

Indigenous Canada – University of Alberta

CBC Indigenous News

In Case You Missed It… 

Here’s a blog post with other resources on growing in understanding on Canada’s History with Indigenous Peoples.