Kincardine highlights National Indigenous Peoples Day

As part of the ongoing celebration of National Indigenous History Month, the Municipality of Kincardine would like to highlight National Indigenous Peoples Day, which falls on June 21 each year. To acknowledge this day the Municipality is flying The “Every Child Matters” flag at the Davidson Centre, which was raised today at 9:30 am to demonstrate the commitment to reconciliation.

This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. The Government of Canada chose June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly known as National Aboriginal Day) because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice for Indigenous Peoples.

National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity and unique contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. This recognition and learning needs to extend beyond June 21st.