National Indigenous History Month 2021 and Peoples Day promotional resources

COVID-19: Update on commemorations

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.

To commemorate National Indigenous History Month 2021 and National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Government of Canada is pleased to offer a number of free promotional resources as well as fun and educational activities for children.

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Description of visuals

Learn more about the imagery used in our National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day products:

Among the various visual elements illustrating Indigenous cultures, the sun (the summer solstice) is at the center which is at the heart of the festivities. The First Nations, Inuit and Métis as well as the four elements of nature (earth, water, fire and air) are represented in the image and shown opposite. The whole visual is supported by a multicolored smoke* reminding us of Indigenous spirituality but also the colors of the rainbow - symbol of inclusion and diversity of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and their members.

*Smoke is used in different ways by all three Indigenous groups in Canada. Whether it is to smoke fish and meat, to burn sage and tobacco or for sacred ceremonies or celebrations, it is a significant symbol in Indigenous cultures.

Description of the three icons

  • The eagle to represent the First Nations peoples
  • The narwhal to represent the Inuit peoples
  • The violin to represent the Métis peoples

Poster

The National Indigenous History Month 2021 and National Indigenous Peoples Day posters are available for download and use in PDF and JPG format. The banners can be used:

  • on social media
  • to assist in the planning of activities that require the production of other promotional activities or items

It is recommended that the graphics and accompanying text remain intact. When reproducing the National Indigenous History Month or National Indigenous Peoples Day visuals must not be changed.

PDF Version
National Indigenous History Month poster
National Indigenous Peoples Day banners

Activity guide

The Celebrating Indigenous Peoples in Canada activity guide has trivia, games and crafts for kids, including a:

Print resources

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Indigenous History Month 2021 and Peoples Day print products are not available. A host of virtual resources are available on our National Indigenous History Month page.

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