National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21
June 21st is National Indigenous People's Day in Canada.
We are honoured by the rich heritage, history and culture that the Indigenous people have nurtured and cultivated in the Peace Region. We encourage you to have a conversation with someone from the Indigenous community, it may be a friend, or a neighbour, a prominent community member or a coworker. Ask them specifically to share about their heritage. If possible visit with an elder. Elders bring so much wisdom and knowledge of indigenous peoples' ways and it is a gift to anybody who sits and listens to them. It is traditional protocol to provide tobacco to an elder when receiving advice, wisdom or knowledge that these individuals have to share. The tobacco is used for ceremonial purposes and allows the elders to provide a gift back to the Creator for many different reasons and events.
We have shared some activities in the link provided below. Immerse yourself in the historical journey of the local Indigenous peoples and Nations of the Peace Region, the people who have travelled these hills and valleys for years and generations. Search for Nations that you are familiar with and then learn about some that you may not be familiar with using the powerful tool of the internet.