National Indigenous Peoples Day
Held annually on the solstice (June 21), Indigenous Peoples Day is a Canada-wide event that recognizes and celebrates the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of Indigenous peoples across Canada.
We encourage you to learn more about the richness and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural expressions and stories.
Things you can do on (and beyond) National Indigenous Peoples Day
- Go to CBC Gem – Indigenous Stories for a collection of shows, movies, and documentaries featuring the stories, history, and originality of Indigenous Peoples
- Learn more about National Indigenous Peoples Day
- Attend a virtual event about Indigenous history and presence
- Pick a film to watch from the National Film Board of Canada’s catalog of over 200 Indigenous-created films
- Find a CBC Reclaimed playlist and explore the many different worlds of Indigenous music
- Contribute to an Indigenous-led organization or charity and seek out opportunities to contribute to and/or promote Indigenous mutual aid that directly benefits Indigenous people in our communities
- Support Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs
- Discover Indigenous humour or search “Indigenous comedy” on YouTube
- Celebrate the history and contributions of Two-Spirit people and other Indigenous LGBTQQIA people