National Indigenous Peoples Day Proclamation
National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21, 2022
WHEREAS: National Indigenous Peoples Day is an official day of celebration to recognize and honour the valuable contributions to Canadian society by Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; and
WHEREAS: National Indigenous Peoples Day is the same day as the summer solstice (the longest day of the year) and was chosen for its important symbolism to many Aboriginal peoples; and
WHEREAS: In 1995, the federal government established “National First Peoples Day” as a day of unity and acknowledgement; and
WHEREAS: Across Canada, the day is marked by ceremonies and celebrations that highlight cultural performers and activities, displays of arts and crafts, and events that recognize the contributions by Aboriginal people;
THEREFORE, I, Johannes Lampe, President of Nunatsiavut, do hereby proclaim June 21 to be National Indigenous Peoples Day in Nunatsiavut.
President of Nunatsiavut