KPAC’s 2020 virtual celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Featuring performances and talks with 5 Indigenous artists from across Canada.
This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.
This event is made possible with sponsorship from Canadian Heritage and Northern Lights College
Hosted by: Theresa Gladue
Performances by: Andrea Menard, Dallas Arcand, Metis Bev, Beatrice Love, & Handsome Tiger