National Indigenous Peoples Day – Events

AFCS and the Saskatchewan Friendship Centres enjoyed a beautiful day of events across the province this June 21st. The national 25th anniversary of celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples!

In·dig·e·nous: originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.

Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day gives us a chance to recognize the many achievements of the country’s Indigenous peoples. The day also celebrates the distinct cultures and unique traditions of these native communities. Three Indigenous peoples groups exist in Canada: the Inuit, First Nations, and Metis. Recent statistics put their population at just under 1.7 million. Festivities celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day are held all throughout Canada every year on June 21.