National Aboriginal Day Events

National Aboriginal Day is an occasion for all Canadians to celebrate the rich contributions Indigenous Peoples, also known as Aboriginal peoples, have made to Canada. Find suggested events to help you celebrate this special day, either on your own, with family and friends, or with hundreds and thousands of other people celebrating National Aboriginal Day across Canada. You can also submit an event for posting to this list and find event ideas to help plan your own event.

AB

Bonnyville Canadian Native Friendship Centre

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location/Venue: Bonnyville Museum Grounds
City: Bonnyville, Alberta
Website: Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association

National Aboriginal Day Celebration at Métis Crossing

Date: June 26, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.
Location/Venue: Metis Crossing
City: Smoky Lake County, Alberta

BC

Carnegie Community Centre Association

Date: June 25, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location/Venue: Oppenheimer Park
City: Vancouver, BC
Website: Carnegie Community Centre Association

Musqueam Indian Band

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 11 a.m to 3 p.m
Location/Venue: 63735 Salish Drive
City: Vancouver, BC
Website: Musqueam Indian Band

Tobacco Plains Indian Band

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.
City: Grasmere, BC
Website: Tobacco Plains Indian Band

Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

Date: June 21, 2016
City: Williams Lake, BC
Website: Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

Métis Community Services Society of BC

Date: June 19, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.
Location/Venue: Kelowna, BC
Website: Métis Community Services Society

MB

Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Centre

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 3:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location/Venue: Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Centre
City: Flin Flon, Manitoba
Website: Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Centre

Brandon National Aboriginal Day

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 12 – 8 p.m.
Location/Venue: New Ear School (on Louise Ave)
City: Brandon, Manitoba

Madeline Armstrong Métis Local

Date: June 18, 2016
Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
Location/Venue: Inwood Memorial Community Hall
City: Inwood, Manitoba

NL

St. John's Native Friendship Centre Association

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: Sunrise Ceremony at 6 a.m., Bannerman Park
Afternoon activities from 1 – 6 p.m.
Location/Venue: Tippy Park
City: St. John's, NFLD
Website: St. John's Native Friendship Centre Association

Bay St. George Cultural Circle Inc.

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location/Venue: Bay St. George Cultural Circle
City: Bay St. George, NFLD

Benoit First Nation Inc.

Date: June 17 to 21, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.
Location/Venue: Micmac Cultural Centre
City: St. George, NFLD
Website: Benoit First Nation Inc. (Facebook)

NS

Native Council of Nova Scotia

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location/Venue: 129 Truro Heights road
City: Truro, Nova Scotia
Website: Native Council of Nova Scotia

Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: Grand entry at 11 a.m.
Location/Venue: Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre
City: Millbrook, Nova Scotia

2016 Métis Gathering

Date: June 17, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.
Location/Venue: Eastern Woodland Métis Nation
Nova Scotia,
Royal Canadian Legion,
Branch 61,
75 Parade Street
B5A 3B3
City: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Website: 2016 Métis Gathering (Facebook)

Town of Lockeport

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location/Venue: Lockport Recreation Centre (10 Spruce Street)
City: Lockeport, Nova Scotia

NT

Aboriginal Day (Ulukhaktok Community Corporation)

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 1 p.m.
Location/Venue: TBD
City: Ulukhaktok, NT

North Slave Métis Alliance (NSMA)

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location/Venue: Sombe K’e Park
City: Yellowknife, NT
Website: North Slave Métis Alliance (NSMA)

Katlodeeche First Nation

Date: June 21, 2016
Location/Venue: Katlodeeche First Nation Reserve (Outdoor Arbor)
City: Hay River, NT

NU

Igloolik Co-operative Limited

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location.Venue: Igloolik Co-opertive Limited
City: Igloolik, Nunavut
Website: Igloolik Co-operative Limited

Kissarvik Co-operative Association Limited

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location.Venue: Kissarvik Co-operative Association Limited
City: Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
Website: Kissarvik Co-operative Association Limited

Paleajook Eskimo Co-operative Limited

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location.Venue: Paleajook Eskimo Co-operative Limited
City: Taloyoak, Nunavut
Website: Paleajook Eskimo Co-operative Limited

Sikitu Sales and Services Limited

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location.Venue: Sikitu Sales and Services Limitied
City: Iqualuit, Nunavut

National Aboriginal Day Celebration

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 5 p.m.
Location/Venue: RCMP Detachment
City: Hamlet Bay, Nunavut

ON

Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival

Date: June 17 to 19, 2016
Time: Friday 6 – 9 p.m./ Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m./ Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location/Venue: Vincent Massey Park
City: Ottawa, Ontario
Website: Summer Solstice 2016

Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival – Education Days

Date: June 20, 2016, Pre-registered schools only.
Location/Venue: Vincent Massey Park
City: Ottawa, Ontario
Website: Summer Solstice 2016

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Date: June 23, 2016
Time: 12 – 8 p.m.
Location/Venue: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
City: Toronto, Ontario
Website: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

N'Swakamok Native Friendship Centre

Date: June 21, 2016
Location/Venue: Bell Park
City: Sudbury, Ontario
Website: N'Swakamok Native Friendship Centre

Dryden Native Friendship Centre

Date: June 21, 2016
Location/Venue: Dryden arena
City: Dryden, Ontario
Website: Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

Can-Am Urban Native Non-profit Homes (Windsor) Inc.

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 12 – 5 p.m.
Location/Venue: Mic Mac Park
City: Windsor, Ontario
Website: Can-Am Urban Native Non-profit Homes

Nipissing First Nation

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 9 a.m.
Location/Venue: 469 Couchie Memorial Drive
City: Garden Village, Ontario
Website: Nipissing First Nation

Walpole Island First Nation

Date: June 21, 2016
Location/Venue: Events will be held at the Sports Complex, fireworks at High Banks Park will begin at 10 p.m.
City: Wallaceburg, Ontario
Website: Walpole Island First Nation

Timmins Native Friendship Centre

Date: June 21, 2016
Location/Venue: Hollinger Park
City: Timmins, Ontario

Métis Nation of Ontario Secretariat

Date: June 19, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location/Venue: Brian Orser Arena
City: Midland, Ontario
Website: Métis Nation of Ontario Secretariat

M'Chigeeng First Nation

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: TBD
Location/Venue: Powwow Grounds
City: M'Chigeeng, Ontario
Website: M'Chigeeng First Nation

Brunswick House First Nation

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location/Venue:  
City: Chapleau, Ontario
Website: Brunswick House First Nation

Tsi Kionhnheht Ne Onkwawenna Language Circle

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location/Venue: Tsi Tkeritoten Park
City: Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario

Whetung Educational Pow Wow’s Aboriginal Art Show

Date: May 22, 2016
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Location/Venue: 875 Mississauga Street
City: Lake First Nation, Ontario
Website: Whetung Ojibwa Centre

Lake of the Woods Development Commission

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 12 p.m.
Location/Venue: Whitecap Pavilion (off Bernier Dr.)
City: Kenora, Ontario

Renfrew County and District Aboriginal Friendship Centre

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location/Venue: Marina Pembroke
City: Petawawa, Ontario
Website: Renfrew County and District Aboriginal Friendship Centre

Oshawa and Durham Region Metis Council (10th Annual Metis Heritage Celebration)

Date: June 25 and 26
Time: June 25: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., June 26: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location/Venue: Memorial Park
City: Oshawa, Ontario
Website: 10th Annual Metis Heritage Celebration

Science North

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 10 a.m – 6 p.m.
Location/Venue: Prince Arthur’s Landing (2100 Sleeping Giant Parkway)
City: Thunder Bay, Ontario

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location/Venue: 980 Oliver Rd
City: Thunder Bay, Ontario

Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter of Native Women Inc.

Date: June 17 to June 21, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.
Location/Venue: Gage Park/City Hall
City: Hamilton, Ontario
Website: Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter of Native Women Inc.

Sioux Lookout Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre Foundation

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location/Venue: Sioux Lookout Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre Foundation
City: Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Website: Sioux Lookout Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre Foundation

PEI

The Native Council of Prince Edward Island

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location/Venue: Confederation Landing (Park)
City: Charlottetown, PEI
Website: The Native Council of Prince Edward Island Events

Mi’Kmaq Confederacy of PEI Inc.

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location/Venue: Scotchfort, PEI
City: Charlottetown, PEI
Website: Mi’Kmaq Confederacy of PEI Inc. Events

Lennox Island Mi'Kmaq Cultural Centre

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 3 – 6 p.m.
Location/Venue: Community of Lennox Island
City: Lennox Island, PEI
Website: Lennox Island Mi'Kmaq Cultural Centre Events

SK

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: : 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location/Venue: Wanuskewin Heritage Park
City: Saskatoon, SK

Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location/Venue: 2555 Grasswood Road E
City: Saskatoon, SK
Website: Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre

Circle Project Association: National Aboriginal Day Community Celebration

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 2:30 – 8:30 p.m., BBQ 5 – 6 p.m.
Location/Venue: Grassick Playground (northcentral Regina at Garnet and 4th)
City: Regina, SK
Website: Circle Project Association

Nipawin Oasis Community Centre

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location/Venue: Nipawin Oasis Community Centre (504 Railway Ave.)
City: Nipawin, SK
Website: Nipawin Oasis Community Centre

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