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National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 21, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) celebration in Huntsville with Indigenous music, education, storytelling, food, arts and crafts. This free celebration starts at 1:00pm in River Mill Park and will continue into the evening hours.
NIPD is a special occasion to learn more about the cultural and linguistic diversity as well as the contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Learning about Indigenous people, places and experiences is a step forward each Canadian can take on the path to reconciliation. All are welcome to attend, listen, learn and celebrate!
The following schedule highlights some of the events at the NIPD celebration:
Enhance your knowledge with Indigenous storytelling, presented by Tim McGregor, from Birch Island located in the Northern Channel. This is an excellent education opportunity that is open to both schools and public.
Vendor market starts at 3:00pm and will remain open for the duration of the event. These talented vendors will be selling their beadwork, jewelry, tapestries, sculptures and so much more!
Tim McGregor, a traditional Anishinabenini dancer, will hit the River Mill Park stage with regalia teachings accompanied by an Indigenous drummer. Showcasing the Northern Traditional style of dance, the audience is in for a treat with his performance.
Section 53 is a local Duo with a sound that has been described as folk/rock band with Indigenous undertones. They will be bringing special local artists Aaron Kowalchuk (Inuit), Shawn Roper, Rob Almond, and James Currie to perform with them on National Indigenous Peoples Day. Their first release, Beautiful Light, is available on all music platforms.
Oji-Cree singer songwriter and producer, Aysanabee will take the stage. Aysanabee was first recognized performing for the Indigenous Music Awards emerging artist series in 2020.