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Medavie Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Every June 21, we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day by recognizing the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. National Indigenous Peoples Day coincides with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and a day that holds significance for many Indigenous peoples and communities.

Many take the day to raise awareness and appreciation of the contributions Canada’s Indigenous peoples have made to our nation’s social and economic fabric, whether through artistic expression or enterprise.

It’s also a time for solemn reflection on the tremendous losses and struggles Indigenous Peoples have faced and to honour their histories. 

Let’s stand in solidarity with our Indigenous colleagues and communities, by committing to educate ourselves about their languages, cultures and experiences to strive for a more inclusive society. 

Three Indigenous groups
  Indigenous peoples is a collective name for the original peoples of North America and their descendants. The Canadian Constitution recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Métis as Indigenous peoples, also known as Aboriginal peoples. Although these three groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

Here are some ways you can join the celebrations:

For information on First Nations, Inuit and Métis-led virtual activities, visit:

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