The City of Burnaby will honour and recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day by highlighting the work of Indigenous artists, performers and storytellers with a community celebration at Edmonds Park and Plaza on June 21.
“Burnaby is located on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh speaking peoples, and we extend our appreciation to them to have the opportunity to host a National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration on this territory,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity for our entire community to come together to celebrate and learn about First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and culture, and to recognize the importance of continuing to work towards reconciliation.”
The celebration will begin at 11 am at Edmonds Park and Plaza (7433 Edmonds Street) and will run until 5 pm, with activities happening throughout the day, including:
- Indigenous artisan market;
- storytelling with Squamish Nation Elder Kultsia Barb Wyss and Haida educator and author Kung Jaadee; and
- performances from Tsleil-Waututh Warriors, Spakwus Slulem, and Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka’wakw spoken word artist Valeen Jules
The event is family friendly and free to attend. With two SkyTrain stations nearby, residents are encouraged to leave their car at home and take transit, or choose an active transportation option such as walking or cycling.
Learn More: Burnaby.ca/IndigenousPeoplesDay
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