National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is an official day of celebration to recognize and honour the valuable contributions to Canadian society by Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Metis people; and

National Indigenous Peoples Day is the same day as the summer solstice (the longest day of the year) and was chosen for its important symbolism to many Aboriginal peoples; and

In 1995, the federal government established “National First Peoples Day” as a day of unity and acknowledgement; and

Across Canada, the day is marked by ceremonies and celebrations that highlight cultural performers and activities, displays of art and crafts, and events that recognize the contributions by Aboriginal people;

Therefore President of Nunatsiavut, do hereby proclaim June 21 to be National Indigenous Peoples Day in Nunatsiavut.