20 years of National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2016

National Aboriginal Day 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, and to come together in the spirit of reconciliation.

There are a number of events taking place in communities across Canada that showcase and celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal people. First Nations, Métis and Inuit people will gather to share their spirit, experiences, stories, songs, art and dance with each other and the general community.  If you are in the Lower Mainland, consider taking part in National Aboriginal Day at Trout Lake on June 21, as people celebrate on unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.

Happy 20th National Aboriginal Day!