Event: National Indigenous Peoples Day 2024 Events

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples.

We encourage you to participate in local events to honour the day, and National Indigenous History Month (June), as well.

Wednesday, June 19, 6:00 - 9:00PM

Indigenous Arts & Craft Market & Strawberry Social

Deshkan Ziibi, 495 King Street West, Chatham

Join us for strawberries and ice cream, browse, shop, network, and visit. Free event. All welcome.

Learn more about National Indigenous Peoples Day, this and other local upcoming events on the 7 Generations Indigenous Cultural Friendship Centre website.

Indigenous vendors looking to participate (free registration) can contact Naomi naomi@skanaflc.com

Co-sponsored by Ska:na Family Learning Centre, the Bleak House, Women's Equity Business, 7 Generations Indigenous Cultural Friendship Centre, United Way of Chatham-Kent, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 6:30PM

The Spirit Horse Returns

Chatham Capitol Theatre (238 King Street West)

Introducing "The Spirit Horse Returns," a captivating orchestral concert production that seamlessly blends diverse North American Indigenous perspectives, stunning visual art, and a rich orchestral score to tell the powerful stories of the Ojibwe Horses.

The production is a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous co-creators, including Anishinaabe artist and Ojibwe Horse breed expert Rhonda Snow, songwriter Jodi Contin (Wasauksing First Nation, composers Kevin Lau (a first-generation Canadian), and Andrew Balfour (of Cree descent), writer and performer Ken MacDonald (an eleventh-generation settler), and featuring musicians from London Symphonia.

Pre-show art experience with Rhonda Snow one hour prior to each performance in the Rotary Lounge (Lower Level).

Get evening (open to public) tickets on CKTickets.com

For more information contact cortnee.goure@sccdsb.net

Friday, June 21, 2024

Bkejwanong Summer Solstice Celebration

High Banks Park, Walpole Island

Bkejwanong Summer Solstice Celebration this June 21st (National Indigenous Peoples Day) at High Banks Park!

6:00AM - Sunrise Ceremony at High Banks Lodge (Community Members welcome to bring food)

12:15PM- Opening Prayer

12:30PM - Until Full

- Sign up booth for Pontoon ride (Reminder- No food or drinks on ride)

- Free BBQ (Hotdogs and Hamburgers)


- Inflatables and Dunk Tank

- Music in the park

1:30PM - T-shirt Giveaway (1 per person and must be present)


Everyone welcome!

Bring your own lawn chair.

Categories: diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, NIPD, NIPD2024, CKont
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