National Indigenous People's Day is June 21

A teepee set up in front of the Metis National Columbia River Society Office

Today is National Indigenous People’s Day – a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the cultures, heritage and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. National Indigenous People’s Day reminds us of the importance of learning about Indigenous history, perspective and cultures in Canada and listening to the voices of Indigenous people in our communities. 

Golden sits on the traditional unceded territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwépemc people and is the chosen home of the Métis Nation Columbia River Society.

To celebrate, the Métis Nation Columbia River Society is hosting an open house at their office (across from the Civic Centre) today from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out their Facebook group for more details:

Learn more about National Indigenous Peoples Day here:
Learn more about National Indigenous History Month here:
Learn about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action:
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation:
Indigenous Canada – a free 12-lesson course from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies: