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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Friday June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) honours the vibrant, diverse cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. This day is for people to recognize and acknowledge Indigenous Peoples, their respective cultures, and their sovereignty. Each community carries distinct languages, long-practiced values, modern self-determined systems, and relations.

NIPD aligns with the summer solstice which holds deep significance for many Indigenous communities—a symbol of renewal and the eternal dance between light and shadow. NIPD is also the pinnacle of National Indigenous History Month, with invitations and opportunities to learn more about the rich histories and present-day cultural and economic initiatives in Indigenous communities and unseeded territories.

What's happening in Banff and Lake Louise?

There are lots of opportunities this month to participate, including story sharing, dance, films, music, and an online Indigenous artisan market.

Check out the pages below for a list of activities. Please share with your staff, community, and visitors.

Banff Centre

Town of Banff

Published 2024-06-10