Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

An image of sunrise with forest landscape in the background in tones of pink; at the foreground rocks with water on which the sun and the forest are reflected. This image is framed within the McConnell multicoloured hub in the bottom right corner, and on a pink background. It is accompanied by text: On National Indigenous People's Day we celebrate with our partners and share a few of their words on how they are marking this day. We honour our partners across this land and their work with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.



We wish to express gratitude to all our partners and shine a light on:


First Nations Technology Council

Two different graphic representations of ravens, accompanied by the text: "We celebrate the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC), weaving Indigenous knowledge, culture & ways of being into technology. From FNTC: "Today, prayers and songs will be offered to honour the sun's power and express gratitude for the gifts it provides. For solstice celebration, communities will feast on traditional foods and seasonal harvest to nourish body and spirit." FNTC's logo, the raven, is inspired by a story: Raven stole the sun to illuminate our world, which had previously existed in darkness. Like the Raven, FNTC is changing the world with its light.


Centre for First Nations Governance 

Illustration of a tobacco plant and Centre for First Nations Governance logo are accompanied by the following text: We celebrate the Centre for First Nations Governance (CFNG), serving First Nations across the land. From CNFG: "Today we honour the multitude of Indigenous traditions, the joy of belonging and begin proud of one's culture. We welcome the day as an opportunity to reconcile relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and to learn from one another."


Keepers of the Water

Children's feet in beaded moccasins, next to a still from a video featuring and elderly woman, Nancy Scanie, Clan Grandmother, Keepers of the Water. The images are accompanied by the following text: We celebrate Keepers of the Water in protecting the sacredness of water for this generation an those to come. From Keepers of the Water: "We honour life-giving Waters and Lands with Elders' guidance and ceremonies.


The Circle on Philanthropy 

Three pink flowers, accompanied by the following text: We celebrate The Circle on Philanthropy and their work to transform the philanthropic sector to redistribute wealth, activate wisdom and strengthen organizational infrastructure for the purpose of Indigenous peoples, communities and nations. From the Circle "We honour this day and welcome the season's abundance."


Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center

Skateboards designed with Indigenous artwork, accompanied by the following text: We celebrate the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center. From the Center: "We celebrate the summer's first day by connecting Indigenous communities through local art and celebrations."

Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!

Painted yellow sunrise and illustrations representing cardinal points, accompanied by text: Happy National Indigenous People's Day! Let's celebrate together! With many thanks to: Our partners, Angel Horn photography for photos of mocassins, Candace's Canvases for the yellow beaded flower creation, Eruoma Awashish for her illustrations representing cardinal points, Sweetgrass Inspirations for beaded circle creation.