On June 21 students and the community of WCPS, Ponoka Jubilee Library, and Ponoka Parentlink joined in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day.
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.
Traditional dancers, and the drum groups of 611, Old Hobbema, Bear Street led the celebration.
In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada proclaimed June 21
of each year as National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day.
This date was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year,
and because for generations, many Indigenous Peoples’ groups have celebrated their culture
and heritage at this time of year.
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, discover the unique accomplishments and celebrate their outstanding contribution to Canadian society.
This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and significant accomplishments.