Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Thursday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day! Previously known as Aboriginal Day, this day was created for all Canadians to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

Business looking to support National Indigenous Peoples Day

Shop locally and support the over 400 businesses on WFN lands. If you would like to give out retail guides to customers, please email communications@wfn.ca

Offer traditional Indigenous snacks to your staff and customers. There are multiple aboriginal food service providers that make bannock, saskatoon berry drinks, bison ribs or wild smoked salmon (just to name a few). Kekuli Cafe, Little Miss Chief, Indigenous World Winery, Red FoxClub and 19 Okanagan Grill & Bar are all wonderful options. Encourage your staff and customers to dine at these restaurants. 

Visit the suk'wtemsquilx'w West Kelowna Arts Council (SWAC) website, to purchase indigenous art for your business or potentially showcase the work of a local artist. 

Looking to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Westbank First Nation's Sncewips Heritage Museum, open 10am - 4pm (M-F), for tours and displays on syilx culture, language and history. Admission by donation.

Kelowna Friendship Society's Turtle Island Festival on June 21.

Okanagan Heritage Museum's National Aboriginal Day Celebration on June 21, 10am - 5pm.

Métis Community Services, Okanagan Nation Alliance, Kelowna Métis Association and WFN are hosting a National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration on June 21 from 12pm - 5pm at Stuart Park (1414 Water Street). Bannock, BBQ, live music, dancing drumming and kids activities.