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National Indigenous People's Day

Banner art with rainbow coloured clouds and the date June 21st with an eagle and a narwhal

On June 21, for National Indigenous Peoples Day, we recognize and celebrate the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada.

Here are some great ways you can celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day right here in Kamloops:

Attend Celebrations:


Shop Local Indigenous:

Local Truth and Reconciliation:

The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) and the City of Kamloops share a vision and commitment toward reconciliation through relationship building that spans multiple fronts, and has become a recognized example for others to follow. 

Tour the Kamloops Residential School:

Visit the Kamloops Museum & Archives’ permanent gallery:

Starting with stories of the first people of this region told through the voices of Secwépemc Museum & Heritage Park and Stk’emlupsemc te Secwépemc Nation and Secwépemc guest curator Tania Willard, a record of Secwépemc experience and cultural production has been placed at the centre of KMA’s permanent exhibition of regional history.

Learn how to practice Cultural Safety and Humility:

Watch Bones of Crows:

Join an Indigenous Book Club:

Dive into the myriad of ways Indigenous writers are sharing their stories, from plays to poetry and everything in between.

Start conversations about reconciliation:

Utilize Wellness Supports:

Learning about our shared history is often emotionally difficult. If you would like wellness supports please reach out to loved ones or to one of the resources listed