National Indigenous Peoples Day

COVID-19: Update on celebration

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

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.

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Learn More About National Indigenous History Month

Commemorate and learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples through these interactive resources.


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.

Follow the celebrations online

Be sure to check out National Indigenous Peoples Day virtual activities happening in your region through Celebrate Canada!

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

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