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Solidarity Day

Solidarity Day

The history of First Nations, Inuit and Métis is essentially the very history of our country.  As they are the first peoples of Canada and continue to play important roles in its development and future. Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day or better known as Solidarity Day is devoted to celebrating the culture and achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people. Solidarity Day gives many people the chance to learn more about Aboriginal people.  Therefore we can learn about their contributions towards the country’s development and progress. First Nations people have the opportunity to display their cultures and achievements throughout Canada on this day.

National Indigenous Peoples Day was announced in 1996. Announced by the Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Indigenous Peoples Day . This was the result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups. This day is chosen specifically as it typically coincides with the summer solstice. The summer solstice is the longest day during summer, which allows for a longer celebration of Indigeneity. This day is important to Indigenous peoples as it allows them a full day to be recognized. And also allows Indigenous Peoples to freely express their culture, art, traditions and more

National Indigenous Peoples Day events are held in every region across Canada. Some activities and events include: summer solstice festivals, barbecue fundraisers, social networking gatherings with traditional and contemporary music, dance and singing, sacred fire extinguishing ceremonies, traditional feasts, which may include fry bread and moose stew, the cutting of a cake to honor National Indigenous Peoples Day.

The Event

Come join us, CKRZ on Friday June 21, 2019 at the Six Nations Parks and Recreation Grounds in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day. CKRZ will be providing all of the live music. So join us in a day of fun and celebration. There will be also be rides, food and much more!

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May 28th, 2019

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