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National Indigenous Peoples Day

Hosted by the City of Brampton

Join us on June 22 and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with a sunset celebration featuring Indigenous art, musical and drum performances and an Indigenous Artisan Market.

Based on feedback from the Indigenous community in Brampton, as June 21 is a day for community celebrations, this event will be held the following day.

The City is proud to collaborate in the planning of this event with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and The Indigenous Network as we celebrate the resiliency and cultures of Indigenous peoples in this territory.

  • Shop and support local, Indigenous-owned artisans, starting at 12 pm.
  • Enjoy performances by the Chippewa Travellers, January Rogers and Jennifer Alicia starting at 6 pm.
  • ​Explore Indigenous Art and feel the power of the Big Drum Art Installation – a 10-foot big drum created by Born in the North Ltd. – which represents the heartbeat of mother earth and the nation and is a symbol of gathering in celebration and pride. Presented by the Brampton Arts Organization.

On March 11, 2020, Brampton City Council passed a resolution based on a report regarding Indigenous Reconciliation, Calls to Action and Justice.

This resolution lifts the City of Brampton to accept the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action and focuses on developing an Indigenous-led Reconciliation Action Plan, Indigenous Engagement Strategy, and hiring staff to guide the reconciliation process and provide support on engagement, community outreach and strengthening of Indigenous relations.  In addition, this resolution further accepts the United Nations Declaration of Rights for Indigenous Peoples as the framework for the City of Brampton to work with Indigenous communities and organizations specific to #43 of the TRC Call to Action.

The City of Brampton acknowledges the tragic and ongoing discovery of the unmarked graves and burials on and near residential schools, as well as Canada’s history and relationship with Indigenous communities.

The City is committed to advancing truth and reconciliation across all divisions of the Corporation and Brampton at large. We are working closely with Indigenous partners to fulfill our commitments to Indigenous peoples through a nation-to-nation relationship as was intended through Treaty - Silver Chain - Treaty of Niagara and the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Calls to Action.​

Event Date Thursday, June 22, 2023
Start Time 12:00 PM
End Time 8:00 PM
Fees Free
Event Contact/Host City of Brampton
Event Contact/Host's Email events@brampton.ca