Saskatchewan commemorates National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

Celebrating Aboriginal culture, heritage and pride begins with the summer solstice. On June 21, Saskatchewanians can participate in the province’s National Indigenous People (NIP) Day celebration.

The significance is to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of Canada’s First Nations and to celebrate the summer solstice. This will be Regina’s first year since the pandemic celebrated NIP Day in person.

Organisers are delighted that the annual event is back in Queens City.

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“A day like this is about bringing the community together,” said Cherish Jean Baptiste, SaskGaming Indigenous Strategy and Management Manager. “Those members of the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities are inspired to come together just to celebrate.”

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The day starts at 10am with a street fair celebration at 1635 11th. The avenue will feature performances, entertainment and guest speakers such as Cowesess Chief Cadmus Delorme.

From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, the NIP Day celebrations will continue at City Square near Victoria Park with a number of performances and speakers.

“We (will) have a ton of events for everyone in downtown Regina,” Baptiste said. “We had everything for the (a) grand entry from 11am. Performers from Asham Stompers in Manitoba, and traditional powwow dancers from Red Dog Drum Group and Star Blancket.

“We’re bringing in some local children’s drum bands… We (will) have a children’s area, face painting (and) we have Aboriginal food trucks.”

From 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, the Saskatchewan Boarding School Memorial will be unveiled at Government House. In the evening, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum will host a Celebration of Solstice Speaker Series with Errol Kinistino and friends, starting at 7:00pm and continuing until 8:30pm.

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Moose Jaw Mayor Clive Tolley declared Tuesday, June 21st the city’s National Indigenous Peoples Day. Mayor Tolley, Kawacatoose Aboriginal Chief Lee-Anne Kehler and Clayton Getz of the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association held a declaration signing ceremony at Tatawaw Park.

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Wanuskewin Heritage Park celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day with live performances and family activities


Wanuskewin Heritage Park celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day with live performances and family activities

Reconciliation Saskatoon has decided to cancel the reconciliation walk “Rock Your Roots” in Victoria Park due to rainy weather conditions.NIP Day afternoon event hosted by the Indian Métis Friendship Centre in Saskatoon will be held at Victoria Park from 12pm to 4pm


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Saskatchewan Health Authority raises flag of truth and reconciliation for National Indigenous Peoples Day

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A traditional powwow will kick off NIP Day festivities at the Western Development Museum from 11:00 pm to 7:00 pm, with admission donations going to survivors of boarding schools in Saskatchewan.

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The next day, the Battlefords Indian and Metis Friendship Centre will host a community BBQ and entertainment from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

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The tent raising and piping ceremony will be held at 9:00 am, and the NIP Day opening ceremony and round ball will be held in Kings Gate Park from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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