National Indigenous Peoples Day

Jun 20th, 2019
By rwhelan

June 21st 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 Metis peoples. For many generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near June 21st due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

The Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle is celebrating by hosting a National Indigenous People's Weekend in Orangeville. The event will be held in Alexandra Park behind town hall on Friday, June 21, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. The event features entertainment, traditional and local vendors, traditional foods, and more. For more information, visit Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle's Facebook page.

For more information about National Indigenous Peoples Day, click here to visit the Government of Canada's website.