Today Is National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day and events are happening all around Canada.


Here are some of the events happening today in Winnipeg…


  • The University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus has a day’s worth of ceremonies and performances, beginning at 7:30 a.m, including a pipe ceremony, Anishinaabe cardio, and a feast.


  • The Manitoba Children’s Museum will hold events from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., including hoop dancing and drumming workshops.


  • The Canadian Museum for Human Rights hosts a summer solstice concert beginning at 6 p.m., featuring artists Indian City, Kinnie Starr, and Scott Nolan.


The celebrations continue into the weekend with an Indigenous Day Live event at the Forks on Saturday.


Winnipeg, Toronto, and Ottawa are all hosting similar events and at 12:30 p.m., all three events will participate in a simultaneous round dance. A concert, headlined by Canadian band Walk Off The Earth, will begin at 7:30 p.m.


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