National Indigenous Peoples Day began in 1996 and coincides with the first day of summer. It is of spiritual significance for many Indigenous peoples. Celebrations are held to recognize and honour the heritage, cultures, and valuable contributions to society by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. In schools across Canada, they honour this day through building knowledge about the histories and current contexts of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Indigenous peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. The day itself is usually celebrated with musical and dance performances, fireworks displays, free concerts and parades. Spectators can watch round dances, pow-wow, traditional storytelling, and various performing arts. And like all celebrations, there is special food, such as bannock, wild salmon, and traditional stews.
On behalf of the Indigenous Advancement Team for Allteck, CUC, and LEX we would like to thank everyone so much for participating in our Bannock extravaganza and acknowledging National Indigenous Peoples Day.
We hope everyone enjoyed the Cultural treat!
We are so proud and grateful to work for a company whose leadership and the staff appreciates and acknowledges the First Nation Culture and is happy to expereine everything we do.