National Indigenous People’s Day 2024

Date 21 Jun, 2024

June 21 marks National Indigenous People’s Day, when we celebrate the history and culture of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people across Canada. To mark the day, we’ve compiled a number of resources and activities to get involved with to celebrate and for you to advance your own learning about Indigenous people.

Events

  • National Indigenous People’s Day Celebration at Grandview Park
    June 21, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
    FIRST UNITED will have a booth set up, stop by to say hello and hear what we’re up to!
  • Block Party on Main Street, between East Hastings and East Pender
    June 21, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Pop up performances from J.B. the First Lady, Mannix, Haida Dance Group, and more
  • DTES Powwow at Oppenheimer Park
    June 23, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Reading

FIRST UNITED staff have been encouraged to read the following books by First Nations authors to understand the history and context of colonization in Canada. We highly encourage you to read these important texts:

Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Robert P.C. Joseph

Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls, by Angela Sterritt

Local Businesses

Support local Indigenous-owned businesses today and every day.

Massy Books, https://www.massybooks.com/, 229 E Georgia St, Vancouver
All of the above books are available at Massy Books

Decolonial Clothing, https://decolonialclothing.com/, 269 E Georgia St, Vancouver

Talaysay Tours, https://www.talaysay.com/, various tour locations in Vancouver, Sunshine Coast, and Squamish

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