People across Nova Scotia and Canada are taking part in celebrations today, Thursday, June 21st, as part of National Indigenous Peoples Day.
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.
Events are taking place across Nova Scotia today. Click here for more information about events taking place here and across Canada.