We all have a responsibility to build a society that is respectful of and informed about Indigenous cultures and rights. For many of us, it’s a process that comes with a learning curve. Today, we hope you’ll join us in reflecting on the challenges still to be faced as we celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of our First Peoples.  You can learn more here.

Fair Vote Canada would also like to draw attention to the recommendation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to make a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation  a statutory holiday.

  1. We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Many virtual or in-person events are happening across Canada today to honour our First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. A few of these are listed below.

Events listed by the Government of Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/indigenous-peoples-day/list-events.html

Summer Solstice Concert 2020

https://www.aptn.ca/summersolstice/

Vancouver Events

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-events-indigenous-peoples-day-2020
http://www.vafcs.org/events/national-indigenous-day/

Alberta Events

https://www.alberta.ca/national-indigenous-peoples-day-celebrations.aspx

Toronto Events

https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accessibility-human-rights/indigenous-affairs-office/indigenous-events-awards/

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/06/21/national-indigenous-peoples-day-in-toronto-events-drumming-dancing-and-more.html

Kawartha Events

https://kawarthanow.com/column/132/national-indigenous-peoples-day-2020/

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