National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 to Wednesday, June 22, 2022
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ken Whillans Square

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 all the children whose remains have been discovered at the site of residential schools. We stand in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and reinforce our commitment to reconciliation. 

2022 event details coming soon!​

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Additional Information

​Click here​ for a list of Indigenous-owned businesses you can support.

Chief R. Stacey Laforme was elected in 1999. Chief Laforme was born and raised in Mississaugas of the Credit traditional territory. Not only is he a Chief, but also a notable storyteller and poet. He is best known for his poem, “Remember'' which is available on YouTube.

Chief Laforme is very active throughout Mississaugas of the Credit, empowering First Nations members residing on and off the First Nation. Mississaugas of the Credit encompasses 3.9 million acres of Southern Ontario.

Monique Diabo is of Mohawk and Taino descent, originally from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, Quebec. Monique Diabo spent much of her life in the Plains Cree territory of Kehewin Cree Nation in Alberta.  Monique is an accomplished multi-disciplinary artist; actor, visual artist, singer, educator, dancer and choreographer. She recognizes the importance of imbedding Indigenous pedagogy into all facets of life; to continue the good work of closing gaps, removing barriers, supporting Indigenous culture, and building relationships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous folks to ensure spaces and services are inclusive and trauma informed.


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