National Indigenous Peoples Day

COVID-19: Update on celebrations

Due to the seriousness of the COVID-19 crisis, the Government of Canada invites Canadians to celebrate this year's National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day at home. Keep yourself, your family and your community safe by following instructions from health officials and other trusted, reliable sources.

You can learn more about the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples by reading a digital copy of one the books from the #IndigenousReads reading list or by exploring a virtual exhibit at your favourite museum.

About National Indigenous Peoples Day

Learn about National Indigenous Peoples Day and why it was created.

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Free National Indigenous Peoples Day promotional and educational resources for children and adults.



Learn how the Government of Canada is working to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.

Indigenous history in Canada

Learn more about Indigenous peoples, also known as Aboriginal peoples, historic contributions from the Royal Proclamation of 1763 through the world wars to today.

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