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Indigenous Day - June 21st

National Indigenous Peoples Day - In cooperation with Indigenous Peoples’ national organizations, the Government of Canada designated June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ culture and heritage. This date was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and because for generations, many Indigenous Peoples’ groups have celebrated their culture and heritage at this time of year.

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, discover the unique accomplishments of Indigenous Peoples in fields as varied as agriculture, the environment and the arts, and celebrate their significant contribution to Canadian society.

Glendon school students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 will be participating in several activities, such as a First Nations totem pole craft, Metis dance/music, Inuit artifacts/knowledge and games that represent all 3 cultures on the afternoon of June 21 to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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