National Aboriginal Day

About National Aboriginal Day

Learn about National Aboriginal Day and why it was created.

Find learning resources

Download resources to help share the National Aboriginal Day message.


Plan for National Aboriginal Day

Find ideas for National Aboriginal Day events and learn how to promote your event.


Find out about some of the ways the Government of Canada and Indigenous organizations, individuals and communities are working together to advance a nation-to-nation relationship.

Indigenous and northern success stories

Find out more about community-driven projects to improve the lives of Indigenous and northern residents.

Indigenous history in Canada

Learn more about Indigenous Peoples’, also known as Aboriginal peoples’, historic contributions from the Royal Proclamation of 1763 through the world wars to today.

Governor General's Proclamation

Read former Governor General Roméo LeBlanc's Royal Proclamation in 1996, which officially recognized National Aboriginal Day.

Celebrate Canada

Learn more about Celebrate Canada which starts with National Aboriginal Day (June 21) and ends with Canada Day (July 1).

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