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Mohawk dancers celebrate National Aboriginal Day in 2016. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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National Indigenous Peoples Day

A day for all Canadians to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples.

A traditional dance is performed on National Indigenous Peoples Day behind the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, 2018. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

June 21st is recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. June 17 to 23 this year is recognized as National Indigenous People's Week. Various events happen across the country throughout the week and particularly on Friday the 21st.

Discover and share the traditions, past and present, of Canada's Indigenous Peoples. A list of events for you and your family can be found by community and region at the Government of Canada's website here.