On June 21

Join us as we celebrate National Indigenous Day at Trout Lake with a community-based, full day of events set to showcase and celebrate the diversity of Indigenous people across Canada.

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people gather to share their spirit, experiences, stories, songs, art and dance with each other and the general community – with a whole day of entertainment, activities, and fun planned for the whole family.

Everyone welcome!

Le 21 Juin

Venez célébrer avec nous la Journée Nationale des Peuples Autochtones à Trout Lake pour une journée d’événements communautaires mettant en valeur la diversité des peuples indigènes partout au Canada.

Les Premières Nations, Métis, et Inuit se rassemblent pour partager leur spiritualité, expériences, histoires, chansons, art et danse entre eux, mais aussi avec la grande communauté canadienne – avec une journée de divertissement, d’activités et d’amusement pour toute la famille.

Soyez tous les bienvenus !

What is National Indigenous Day?

June 21st is National Indigenous Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

Setting aside a day for Indigenous Peoples is part of the wider recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ important place within the fabric of Canada and their ongoing contributions as First Peoples. As former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson said, “It is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate our respect and admiration for First Nations, for Inuit, for Métis — for the past, the present and the future.“

History of National Indigenous Day

National Indigenous Day was proclaimed in 1996, by former Governor General Roméo A. LeBlanc. Today National Aboriginal Day is part of the annual nation-wide Celebrate Canada events: a four-day celebration that begins with National Indigenous Day, continues with St-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and then concludes with Canada Day.