Summer solstice is June 21, a time when many Indigenous people traditionally celebrate their heritage and culture. Enjoy Métis jiggers and fiddlers as well as First Nation dancers, drummers, singers and storytellers. Regina is located on Treaty 4 Territory and the homeland of the Metis. Take part in the celebrations that are planned across Regina!
The City of Regina and Partners of the National Indigenous Peoples Day Committee have come together to create a variety of celebrations in Victoria Park in honour of this day. National Indigenous Peoples Day is your chance to learn, discover, and feel the history, joy, and culture of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. Take part in activities from 10:00 – 2:00 PM in Victoria Park.
View the full schedule of events on the Committee's Facebook page.
Government House - This National Historic Site will be recognizing National Indigeonous Peoples Day with a blessing ceremony in the Edwardian Gardens at 1:30 p.m. for the planting of sacred tobacco plants, grown from seeds that were gifted to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. A reception will follow that is open to the public.
Mackenzie Art Gallery - Join Lakota artist and knowledge keeper, Wayne Goodwill, on June 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the University of Regina Gallery at the MacKenzie Art Gallery for a special storytelling session.
Royal Saskatchewan Museum - Drop-in for a day of archaeological discovery. We will be teaming up with the Regina and Saskatchewan Archaeology Societies for a day of archaeological information and hands-on activities. Visit the Royal Saskatchewan Museum's website to find details for June 21 and on events happening in the weeks preceding National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Check out several of Regina's attractions that feature permanent exhibits that tell the stories and the history of Indigenous culture.