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Surrey’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration & Wellness Event
June 21 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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Celebrate the rich culture and history of Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
We acknowledge we are situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Semiahma (Semiahmoo), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie) land-based nations.
Visit Holland Park in Surrey City Centre on June 21 for National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration & Wellness Event:
- Full Event 3–8pm
- Welcome 4:30pm
- Community BBQ 5-7pm
- Closing 7:30pm
Hosted by Semiahmoo, Kwantlen and Katzie First Nations, this event is an opportunity to acknowledge and show respect and admiration for Indigenous Peoples past, present and future; to share cultural history; and to share spirit, experiences, stories, song, art and dance with each other and the community.
The in-person event will include cultural sharing from the local First Nations with teachings and practice through art, music, storytelling and dance including:
- Nadine Gagné
- XiQuelem, (Eugene Harry)
- FRAFCA Elders and Youth
- SD36 – Aboriginal Learning
- The Wild Moccasin Dancers, (Shyama-Priya and David Whitebean)
- Candace “Brown Bear Woman” Hill Trevena
- Stars of the North Drum Group, (LaDonna Wiks-Joseph name by Wata)
- Métis Jigging by Madelaine McCallum (Sukaskieskwew)
- Salish Thunderbird (Xwelmexw Shxwexwos)
- JB the First Lady, (Nuxalk and Onondaga Nation)
- And more!
Read a message from elected Chief of Semiahmoo First Nation, Harley Chappell.