Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Peoples of Canada. June 21st was chosen as National Indigenous Peoples Day to take place on the summer solstice. It is an opportunity for us to show respect and to learn about the rich cultural history of the many Indigenous peoples and communities across Turtle Island.
We hope you will have some time over the coming days to take part in events around the province and to explore the many resources available. To that end, we are sharing some resources and event information:
- CBA – The CBA’s Truth and Reconciliation resources and training for legal professionals includes the Truth and Reconciliation Toolkit for firms and The Path: Your Journey through Indigenous Canada, an online course that now includes a new section on Indigenous Peoples and the criminal legal system.
- Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre: This link will take you to events taking place this June Events for June 2023 – Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre (mymnfc.com) including the 2023 Mawita’jik Competition Pow Wow from June 23-25 at the Zatzman Sportsplex, Dartmouth.
- Office of L’Nu Affairs: National Aboriginal Day | Government of Nova Scotia
- CBC TV and radio: Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day | CBC News
- North American Indigenous Games : Schedule – NAIG (naig2023.com) North American Indigenous Games – NAIG 2023
We hope everyone has the opportunity to take in the North American Indigenous Games in July. They will be exciting to watch, and we are looking forward to the Canoe Kayak events on Lake Banook.
Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!