National Indigenous Peoples Day

Multifaith Observance, Cultural Holiday, or Social Justice Event
Faith, Culture, and Social Justice Calendar
Monday, June 21, 2021
All Day

Belonging + Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at SLC

Indigenous Services Team
Contact Information for Indigenous Student Advisors

Event Overview

National Indigenous Peoples Day honours the unique cultures, heritage as well as achievements of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis population of Canada. (Canada)

More Information

National Indigenous History Month at SLC

National Indigenous Peoples Day - Government of Canada Website

SLC Events on June 21

Virtual Gathering 10-11:30am: Language & Identity

  • A celebration of identity, language revitalization and Indigenous belonging
  • Registration is not required, please use this Teams link.

Fry Bread at Home 12-1pm

  • There is nothing quite like fresh fry bread and jam; fun for the whole family!
  • Learn to make your own in this at home cooking workshop with Elder Helena alongside some strawberry moon teachings
  • An ingredient list will be provided in advance for registered participants, email

Upcoming Events and Resources for National Indigenous History Month

June 22: "Every Child Matters" Panel Discussion 1-2pm

  • Presented by HR&OD in partnership with SLC's Indigenous Student Services Team. Join our panel as we explore the impact of colonization and Residential School on Indigenous Peoples from historical and current perspectives.
  • This is a safe place to discuss Residential Schools and the impact of their legacy on our communities, including the recent mass grave discovery in Kamloops B.C. on May 27, 2021.
  • Circle Leaders: Helena Waasaa Biidaasamose Kwe Neveu, Elder; Shirley Chaisson, Indigenous Student Advisor; Jessie Pengelly, Indigenous Student Advisor; Katie Jock Lamarche, Indigenous Recruiter and Community Engagement Officer; Holly Karennenhá:wi Brant, Indigenous Counsellor
  • Register

June 25: Book Club Meeting with the Author! 12-1pm

Virtual Museums & Galleries

  • The Ottawa Art Gallery’s Wrapped in Culture, a collaborative, Indigenous-led and community-grounded project, organized by lead-artist Rosalie Favell, will stop in three Canadian galleries and will make two stops in Australia in 2021. Virtual Tour
  • The National Gallery of Canada has created Virtual NGC - from curator’s choice and virtual gallery features to thought-provoking articles and downloadable resources:
  • Mohawk artist Skawennati and ABTEC’s TimeTraveller™ page with episodes available for viewing:
  • Wapikoni’s one-of-a-kind collection that is unique in the world, featuring over 1,295 films and 817 musical recordings, demonstrating exceptional Indigenous cultural heritage, with different language offerings:

Resources for Families & Children

  • How We’re Teaching Indigenous History To Our Kids: Read
  • Activity sheets and colouring pages: Browse/Do
  • Indigenous Kids CBC Radio: Listen

Other Resources

  • 10 Things You Can Do: Kamloops Indian Residential School: Read/Act

Explore our vast collection of resources through the SLC library