Les Canadiens célèbrent la Journée nationale des Autochtones

June 21st marks National Aboriginal Day, a day to celebrate the contributions and achievements of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people of Canada. National Aboriginal Day was officially proclaimed by former Governor-General Roméo LeBlanc in 1996. In addition, the month of June is Aboriginal History Month.

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A number of websites offer information on the history of National Aboriginal Day, as well as regional events taking place from coast to coast.

Aboriginal Canada Portal-Government of Canada

Patrimoine canadien

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Please visit our member provincial association websites for more information:

Association des conseils scolaires publics de l'Ontario

Association des conseils scolaires de la Saskatchewan (National Aboriginal Trustees Gathering)