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June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples' Day! How will you celebrate?

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada - a time for learning about, appreciating and acknowledging the heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and cultures.

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples' Day, which coincides with the summer soltice - a time of great spiritual significance for many peoples and cultures.

MYS staff will be marking the day on Friday, June 19 with a potluck feast and workshops on the impact of oppression and colonization on Indigenous peoples, led by Shauna Fontaine.

On Thursday, June 18, we'll be hosting MYS youth and families for a socially-safe celebration and feast, where kids will have a chance to make and take home their own little person garden.

We've also included some ideas to help you celebrate safely, in light of our current circumstances. Please tag MYS on social media to share your stories, traditions and photos!

Miigwetch, Wopida, Ekosi & Thank you!

National Indigenous People's Day Virtual Powwow at the WAG

Manitoba Metis Federation's Jig and Jam Variety Show - June 21, 12 - 8:pm

Indigenous Day Live (rescheduled to August 29, 2020)

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples in Canada - Learning and Activity Guide

Memory Card Game