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National Indigenous Peoples Day: Significance of June 21-FR and SJ

Author: UNB Communications

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

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National Indigenous Peoples Day is a time to recognize, honour and celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the first peoples of this land.  In New Brunswick, we live and work on the unceded and unsurrendered homelands of the Wolastoqey, Mi'kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. They have lived here and have been caretakers of the land and water since time immemorial.

June 21 celebrates the arrival of the summer solstice which represents the beginning of summer and is the longest day and shortest night in the northern hemisphere. On this day, many Indigenous peoples celebrate their cultures and heritages passed down through generations.

It is a reminder to us that, as a Canadian institution, we have to work on reconcili-action every day. The Wolastoqey Nation New Brunswick has called for all allies to join them for National Indigenous Peoples Day at 1 p.m. in front of the New Brunswick Legislature.

Learn more about the event to celebrate Indigenous Peoples of this territory.

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