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This your guide to celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

 

On June 21, it’s National Indigenous Peoples Day – a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples of Canada. On this day, relationships are about listening, learning and connecting to the Indigenous culture and peoples of Canada.

The pandemic means we’re going to have to celebrate a little differently this year. We have put together a list of places to visit, such as public art pieces, installations and sculptures, restaurants, music and arts, virtual events, movies and documentaries, as well as books and literature.

Places to visit

Having trouble viewing the map? Check it out on Tableau here [2].

Food

Mr. Bannock
mrbannock.com [3] | @mrbannockfood​ [4]

The first Indigenous food truck Mr. Bannock, owned and operated by chef and Squamish First Nation member Paul Natrall, offers Indigenous-fusion cuisine, using traditional ingredients from the Squamish First Nation such as juniper berries, smoked wild salmon and meats and uses traditional methods, such as clay and stone baking.

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Taco tuesday! Available 3-6pm on mission reserve. You can order online at mrbannock.com, just click on the taco picture and proceed to check out. Or you can etransfer paulnatrall@mrbannock.com see you tonight 🤓🖐🏽😎 [5]

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Salmon and Bannock Bi​​stro
salmonandbannock.net [7]

This Vancouver restaurant, owned by Nuxalk Nation member Inez Cook, proudly showcases Indigenous food heritage and featuring salmon, wild boar, and bannock. The bistro has continued to operate through COVID-19, offering food for pick up or delivery. ​

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@kaascross did you see ? Your favourite sandwich made the Uber eats menu !! Land and Sea Bannockwich!! #ubereats #vancouvereats #indigenouscuisine #indigenousbc #veryvancouver photo credit @lawrenceluphoto [8]

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Music and Arts

Free virtual museums with Indi​​genous art and culture exhibitions

​​Canadian Indigenous Musicians:

Local artists

Virtual events

List of free virtual Indigenous ​events for NIPD 2020 in Canada:

Summer Solstice Indigenous Fes​tival

PowWow​s

Movies and Documentaries

Books and Literature