The City of Burnaby will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day by highlighting the work of Indigenous artists, performers and storytellers with a community event at Edmonds Plaza and Park on June 21.
“On National Indigenous Peoples Day, we recognize and honour Indigenous Peoples and the incredible contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people across this land,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “This is an opportunity for our entire community to come together to celebrate and learn about Indigenous people and culture, and to recognize the importance of working towards reconciliation.”
The celebration of Indigenous culture will begin at noon at Edmonds Park and Plaza (7433 Edmonds Street) and will run until 5 pm, featuring a variety of performances that include dance, spoken word, storytelling and artisans, including:
- Métis singer Sandy Scofield
- Plains Cree poet/rapper and spoken word artist Tawahum
- Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack) - A traditional Coast Salish song and dance group
- Waceca Métis Society performance featuring jigging and traditional Métis music
- Haida Hoop Dancer Raven (Jane Wylie) with drumming from Starchild
- Art activities featuring works from local Indigenous talent
- Indigenous storytelling
- Indigenous artisans featuring original works, prints, jewelry, beadwork, leatherwork and more!
The event is family friendly and free to attend. With a SkyTrain station 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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