Posted on June 13, 2024

Community events to celebrate Indigenous Peoples day

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This month, join us in celebrating and learning about the diverse cultures and perspectives of Indigenous peoples at these community events in the city.

VCC National Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Education and Community Engagement at VCC is hosting their annual Indigenous Day celebration on Thursday, June 20. This year's theme is the celebration of Indigenous diversity. We welcome you to join us as we recognize and share the history, culture, and perspectives of Indigenous communities.

When: June 20, 2024
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Where: Broadway campus, building B, event space – East 7th Ave, Vancouver
Cost: Free

Keep the Fire Burning 

Urban Ink hosts a celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day and a fundraiser for future seasons at Hastings Racecourse. Keep the Fire Burning is a free event with musical performances, complimentary food, door prizes, and more.

When: June 21, 2024
Time: 6 p.m. to late
Where: Hastings Racecourse & Casino – 188 North Renfrew St, Vancouver
Cost: Free

National Indigenous Peoples Day at Ambleside Park

The District of West Vancouver commemorates this year’s National Indigenous Peoples Day with free activities at Ambleside Park. Attendees will experience Indigenous artists sharing traditional art forms with the community, live musical performances, and a salmon dinner.

When: June 21, 2024
Time: 4 to 8:30 p.m. 
Where: Ambleside Park – 1150 Marine Dr, West Vancouver
Cost: Free

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration Block Party

Carnegie Community Centre, in partnership with the City of Vancouver, hosts an Indigenous Peoples Day celebration. Attendees will enjoy cultural sharing performances, community organization tables, giveaways, and more. The event will also feature pop-up performances from J.B. The First Lady, Mannix, Haida Dance Group, and more throughout the day.

When: June 21, 2024
Time: 12 to 6 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Community Centre – 401 Main St, Vancouver
Cost: Free

National Indigenous Peoples Day in Burnaby

The City of Burnaby is hosting a community celebration at Edmonds Park and Plaza in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day. The family-friendly event will feature Afro-Indigenous songwriter Sekawnee, a traditional Salish song and dance performance by Tsatsu Stalqayu, a multi-disciplinary performance by Spakwus Slolem West Coast, a First Nations mask performance by Git Hayetsk Dancers, and more. There will also be an Indigenous artisan market, games, bannock, and other activities for all ages.

When: June 21, 2024
Time: 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: Civic Square – 6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
Cost: Free

Hotlatch: Indigenous Peoples Day

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in style with a warehouse dance party filled with some of the best queer Indigenous DJs, artists, and dancers for a warehouse dance party. DJs Kota, Zuleyyma, and Salish Siriano will be holding it down as the guests dance deep into the night at The Birdhouse.

When: June 21, 2024
Time: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: The Birdhouse – 44 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Cost: $15 plus fees; purchase online 

National Indigenous Peoples Day at VIFF Centre

VIFF is celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day by inviting acclaimed director Corey Payette (Les Filles du Roi) to curate four films. Head down to Vancity Theatre to see LFdR, Wildhood, Bones of Crows and Hey Viktor! Free admission for Indigenous-identifying persons.

When: June 21, 2024
Time: Various screening times
Where: VIFF Centre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
Cost: Various prices, purchase online

Surrey’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration & Wellness Event

The City of Surrey event is hosted by Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, and Katzie First Nations and includes cultural sharing through art, music, storytelling, and dance. The special event features cultural sharing through music, storytelling, dance, and more.

When: June 21, 2024
Time: 3 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bill Reid Millenium Amphitheatre – 17728 64th Ave, Surrey
Cost: Free

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