National Aboriginal Day – Sunday, June 21st

by | POSTED: Jun 18, 2015

National Aboriginal Day is a day for everyone to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage  and outstanding cultures of  First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples through  their own distinct language, culture, and spirituality.

In cooperation with Aboriginal organizations, the Government of Canada chose National Aboriginal Day to be celebrated every year on  June 21st, the summer solstice.  For generations, Aboriginal peoples have celebrated their culture in conjunction with the summer solstice due to its significance as the longest day of the year.

Below is list of events in Edmonton and links for more information on how to celebrate this year’s National Aboriginal Day:

National Aboriginal Day Official Commemoration:
Location: Canada Place (9700 Jasper Avenue)
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Elizabeth Fry Association:
(serving cultural food)
Location: 10523 – 100 Avenue
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 12:00pm

Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration:
Location: Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
(9999 Grierson Hill Rd)
Date: Saturday, June 20th
Time: 12:00pm (concert at 6:30pm)

National Aboriginal Day Summer Solstice Celebration:
Location: Churchill Square
Date: Sunday, June 21st
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm

City of Edmonton:  
Events Listings Here

Government of Canada:  
Events Listings Here