Celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Vancouver

JUNE 21, Vancouver BC – National Aboriginal Day at Trout Lake is a community-based, full day of events that showcases and celebrates the diversity of Indigenous people in Vancouver and nationwide. First Nations, Métis and Inuit people gather to share their spirit, experiences, stories, songs, art and dance with each other and the general community.

 

Everyone welcome!

What is National Aboriginal Day?

June 21st is National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

Setting aside a day for Aboriginal Peoples is part of the wider recognition of Aboriginal Peoples’ important place within the fabric of Canada and their ongoing contributions as First Peoples. As former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson said, “It is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate our respect and admiration for First Nations, for Inuit, for Métis — for the past, the present and the future. ”

History of National Aboriginal Day

History of National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed in 1996, by former Governor General Roméo A. LeBlanc. Today National Aboriginal Day is part of the annual nation-wide Celebrate Canada events: a four-day celebration that begins with National Aboriginal Day, continues with St-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and then concludes with Canada Day.