National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada)

National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada)

National IndigenousPeoples Day (French: Journe nationale des Autochtones) is a day recognising and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples of Canada. The day was first celebrated in 1996, after it was proclaimed that year by then Governor General of Canada Romo LeBlanc, to be celebrated on 21 June annually.

21 June was chosen as the statutory holiday for many reasons-including its cultural significance as the Summer solstice, and the fact that it is a day on which many Aboriginal groups traditionally celebrate their heritage.


Jun 21 2025


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