National Indigenous People’s Day

Indigenous Peoples Day June 21st

Wednesday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is a day for people across Canada to celebrate First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. We reflect upon the ongoing impact of colonial violence against First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and what role we play against this violence.

At Parent Support Services Society BC, we are determined to use a decolonized lens in our practice, as we stand in solidarity with First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities and families. We support the full implementation of the recommendations contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and Girls. We recognize the disproportionate number of Indigenous children and youth in care and work to reunite them with their families and communities.

Take today to learn more about the diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis cultures, people and history. Listen, acknowledge and hear stories!