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Indigenous Peoples

National Indigenous Peoples Day

2019 Celebrations in Burnaby

Great events are planned throughout the summer to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. View events »

Burnaby is on Coast Salish territory in the unceded and ancestral lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking people. The City is also home to Indigenous people from all over the country. For more information, the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study is a snapshot of the hundreds of thousands of indigenous people who live in Canadian urban centres.

More information can also be found through the Burnaby School District (SD41) and their Aboriginal Education Program. For information on programs and services offered in Burnaby, please contact Spirit of the Children Society - an Aboriginal non-profit society serving families in the Burnaby, New Westminster and the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody) area.

The City of Burnaby also acknowledges and is working to implement the recommendations for local governments in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Final Report and Recommendations for Action. As part of this process, Council has recognized the International Day of Indigenous Peoples.

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