National Indigenous Peoples Day by site_admin | Jun 21, 2020 | Uncategorised | 0 comments Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! Join us as we celebrate local Indigenous artists, organizations and businesses. There are many truths to be told as we journey towards reconciliation; recognizing this Proclamation is one step we as Canadians can take together.“National Aboriginal Day (now National Indigenous Peoples Day) was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day. This was the result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups:in 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood (now the Assembly of First Nations) called for the creation of National Aboriginal Solidarity Dayin 1995, the Sacred Assembly, a national conference of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people chaired by Elijah Harper, called for a national holiday to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous Peoplesalso in 1995, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended the designation of a National First Peoples Day” –Government of Canada website https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1100100013718/1534874583157 Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.