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Q&A about Canada's National Aboriginal Day

What is National Aboriginal Day Canada?
An annually held celebration and former name for National Indigenous Peoples Day.

When National Indigenous Peoples Day is Observed?
It is celebrated annually on 21th of June Month.

Why do we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day?
It's a day of celebration to recognize and honour the heritage, cultures and valuable contributions to society by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

What does it mean to be indigenous?
Indigenous peoples, also known in some as First peoples, First Nations, Aboriginal peoples or Native peoples and a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place.

Why is National Aboriginal Day important?
Because it is a day to recognize and acknowledge the valuable contribution of Indigenous Peoples to the healthy development of our communities, territory and country.

When was the first Aboriginal Day?
The day was first celebrated as National Aboriginal Day in 1996, after it was proclaimed that year by then Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc, to be celebrated annually on June 21.

How to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day?
  • Attend the Events Nearby your Place with your Friends & Family
  • Learn more about Indigenous People and It's History 
  • Try to Learn Indigenous Language and how to greet people in the Native Language 
  • Have a meal in Indigenous Restaurant 
  • Learn more about Indigenous Art 
  • Read Books from Indigenous Authors 
  • Watch Movies directed by Indigenous directors with your family 

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