Monday, June 21, 2021 to Monday, June 21, 2021
Brampton celebrates the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis each year on National Indigenous Peoples Day.
The City of Brampton recognizes and acknowledges that our work takes place on the Treaty Territory of the Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation, and before them, the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (hau-de-no-sau-nee), Huron and Wendat (Ou-en-dat). We also acknowledge the many First Nations, Metis, Inuit and other global Indigenous people that now call Brampton home. We are honoured to live, work on and enjoy this land.
This month is an opportunity to reflect on and learn about the heritage, diverse cultures, distinctive languages, and the spiritual beliefs of Indigenous peoples, as well as their exceptional contributions (past and present) that continue to enrich our community.
We commemorate those who have tragically been impacted or lost their lives through systemic injustices and mourn the loss of 215 children whose remains were discovered at the site of a residential school in Kamloops this year. We stand in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and reinforce our commitment to reconciliation.
The City of Brampton recognizes the importance and sacred nature of cultural ceremonies and celebrations. While due to COVID-19 celebrations and events are different this year, the City remains committed to celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, June 21, in a virtual capacity, allowing us to recognize their experiences, consider their unique needs, listen, and amplify their voices and stories.
The programming for this event has been thoughtfully curated by Concierge Strategies. We are grateful for their commitment to educating organizations on better reconciliation strategies, relationship building, and dedication to amplifying Indigenous culture.
Opening Smudge, Prayer and Song
Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
City of Brampton National Indigenous Peoples Day Flag Raising
Strawberry Moon Teaching
Traditional Corn Soup Teaching
Basic Medicine Wheel Teaching
3 Sisters Teaching & Youth Activity
Indigenous Youth Drum & Song Performance
Metis History, Identity & Culture
The Creation Story, Interactive Youth Celebration Round Dance & Hoop Dance
Headlining Performance - Crown Lands