National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day recognizing and honouring the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Indigenous peoples of Canada. Coinciding with the summer solstice, it is a day of significance to be spent celebrating the culture and heritage of First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Indigenous peoples of Canada, through the many events and festivals hosted across Turtle Island.


Music Video Release: ‘Northwest Coast Story‘, by Lady Sinncere

Lady Sinncere was inspired to write ‘Northwest Coast Story’ after the news was released about the number of mass graves in Canada, filled with bodies of Indigenous children forced to go to residential schools. The song celebrates the survival of Indigenous People making it through the dark night of colonization. The song and music video is released today – June 21, 2023 – in acknowledgement of National Indigenous Peoples Day.


Events and Resources:

June 21:

2 Rivers Remix launches the Summer Movable Feast Tour in Dakelh territory at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, Prince George

Whistler Film Festival and Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre present a free screening of Indian Road Trip.

Talking Stick Festival: Summer Solstice Celebration with Logan Staats


Billie-Jean Gabriel Photography

June 24:

VSO: The Path Forward. A day-long festival celebration curated by the VSO Indigenous Council.


View additional events for National Indigenous History Month here.