Executive Council
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
June 21, 2019

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

Residents are encouraged to recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day by participating in various local events organized by Indigenous Governments and community organizations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

For those looking to find out more information about events taking place within the province, they are encouraged to contact the Nunatsiavut Government, Innu Nation, Miawpukek First Nation, NunatuKavut Community Council, or Qalipu First Nation; or one of the friendship centres or other Indigenous-based community organizations in their region.

Events organized by these groups are part of hundreds of events taking place throughout the country, celebrating Indigenous culture and heritage.

Quotes
“I encourage my fellow Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to make a special effort to learn about the heritage of Indigenous Peoples and celebrate the cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. National Indigenous Peoples Day presents us with an opportunity to take part in events and activities that help us better understand Indigenous history, challenges and hopes for the future, and it is vital that we make use of such opportunities.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador 

“On this day, we recognize and celebrate the many Indigenous Peoples throughout our province and the entire country, in celebration of their culture and heritage.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Advanced, Education, Skills and Labour 

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Learn more
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Media contacts
Erin Sulley
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
erinsulley@gov.nl.ca 

Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
709-729-1795, 725-9595
ryancrocker@gov.nl.ca

2019 06 21                              8:35 a.m.