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National Indigenous Peoples Day events 2018 Indigenous Peoples Day events 2018<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Thursday, June 21 is the official day of celebration to recognize and honour the achievements, history and rich cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada. The Aboriginal Health program at Vancouver Coastal Health is pleased to be a partner with the National Indigenous Peoples Day event at Trout Lake and providing in-kind support for the event at Oppenheimer Park. For more information about our programs and services for Indigenous people, check out <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>our website</strong></a>. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">There are many public events in the next week that feature First Nations dance performances, canoeing, art displays and cultural learning opportunities. Below are a few of the ones in our region. <br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Check out these free community events:</h2><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3"><a href="" target="_blank">Vancouver - Trout Lake (John Hendry Park)</a></h3><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">On Thursday June 21 the event starts at noon and goes until the evening. It’s free and everyone is welcome. Aboriginal Health will have a booth with members of our team on hand to share information. Come by and say hi.<br></p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3"><a href="" target="_blank">Oppenheimer Park</a><br></h3><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">On Saturday, June 23 Oppenheimer Park will have a daylong celebration including music, lunch, children’s activities and storytelling. Events start at 10 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m. Check out their <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook page</a> for more information.<br></p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3"><a href="" target="_blank">Richmond - Steveston Village</a><br></h3><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Celebratory activities take place outside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village on Saturday, June 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. <br></p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3"><a href="" target="_blank">Whistler - Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre</a> </h3><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Activities planned for June 21 include a Thunderbird Café special starting at 11 a.m. (TBD), and a 20 minute cultural presentation in the Great Hall at 2 p.m. There is also a regular hourly tour that features a welcome song, 15 minute feature film, guided tour through the museum and an interactive craft activity to make a cedar rope bracelet. This tour takes one hour and starts at the top of the hour from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with the exception of 2 p.m. for the cultural presentation. <br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Learn More</h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">If you’d like to learn more about the history and culture of the three host nations that share the lands in and around Vancouver – check out these short videos. <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="" target="_blank">Squamish Nation</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">Tsleil-Waututh Nation</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">Musqueam Nation – Part 1</a> <br><a href="" target="_blank">Musqueam Nation – Part 2</a></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><em>Check out our Facebook page<strong> <a href="" target="_blank">@VCHAH2015</a></strong> for updated information. </em><br></p><img alt=" " src="/PublishingImages/NAD.jpg?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />



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