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8 places to connect with Indigenous Peoples in Canada – Canadian Geographic

Jun 22, 2023

Learn more about how to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day by visiting one of the many places in the country highlighting Indigenous culture

Each year on June 21, Canada celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day. First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities gather to mark their traditions, heritage, culture and resilience with ceremonies and vibrant events. As Indigenous flags fly high during the summer solstice, you’re invited to engage and connect. Here are a few examples of places to visit to discover more about Indigenous cultures.

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre (B.C.)

A striking cultural and interpretative facility located in Osoyoos, Nk’Mip (pronounced in-ka-meep) is owned and operated by the Osoyoos People and showcases their culture, heritage and natural history. Spanning 1,600 acres across what remains of the Great American Desert, the centre offers two multi-sensory theatres, guided walks along 1.5 kilometres of trails, numerous exhibits and a traditional village. On Indigenous Peoples Day, the centre hosts a guided interpretative trail walk and local art is available at an on-site market.

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