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National Indigenous Peoples Day

Tomorrow is National Indigenous Peoples Day! On June 21st we celebrate and honour the heritage, culture, strength and resilience, and important achievements of Indigenous Peoples across Canada.

In preparation for tomorrow, we have put together a short list of resources for you to get in the spirit of the festivities.

NIPD Events & Activities

  • Peruse this interactive map of events happening all throughout Canada
  • Big celebrations are happening in Winnipeg, Calgary and Whitehorse on Saturday June 22nd. If you can’t attend in person, you can watch them live.
  • If you want to plan your own celebration, this learning and activity guide is filled with trivia, games and crafts for kids and families.
  • You can also follow the hashtag #FryBreadFriday on Facebook and Twitter and try your hand at some delicious Bannock recipes!

To find out more information about National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Indigenous history in Canada, and how the Government of Canada is working to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples, click here. We also encourage you to follow this digital campaign supporting implementation of the declaration on Indigenous rights.

As our Upstream offices are now spread across the country, we will be celebrating in different ways, including participating in the Rock Your Roots: Walk for Reconciliation in Saskatoon. The theme for this year’s Walk is Re-igniting the Fire—a reminder that we cannot delegate Reconciliation. We must commit as individuals, businesses, and communities to listen, learn, show up and share. We must keep the fire burning to spark change in our lives and city. See you on the road!

Connect upstream.