National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, on Tuesday, June 21st, all visitors who self identify as First Nations, Inuit and Métis will receive free admission to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. All other admissions will be donated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.

About National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated annually on June 21st, with the month of June recognized as Indigenous History Month. On this day, we recognize and commemorate the diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Visit the website to find resources including e-books, podcasts and audio clips to learn more about the cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

The City of Richmond has highlighted in-person and virtual activities celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day. Visit their website to see what is happening in our community!

About Indian Residential School Survivors Society

The IRSSS is a British Columbia-based organization which was started in 1994 to support Residential School Survivors to navigate the court system. Their work has since expanded to provide essential services to Survivors, their families, and those dealing with intergenerational traumas. In more recent years their work now includes assisting the descendants of Survivors and implementing community education measures (both Indigenous & Non-Indigenous).

To donate to the Residential School Survivors Society, visit their website here.