National Indigenous Peoples Month

During the month of June we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Month and recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. On these days we celebrate the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. 

What is Indigenous Peoples Day?

The day was first celebrated in 1996, after it was proclaimed that year by then Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc, to be celebrated annually on 21 June. These days are great opportunities to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples, to learn about their histories, cultures and ways of life.

Calendar of Events

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ArtsLIVE - Surrey Campus

Date: June 15, 2022
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm PT
Location: Mezzanine

Hosted by: Nyla Carpentier

Performances by: Kevin Kelly and Michael Kelly-Gabriel, Eagle Song Dancers and Madeline McCallum

Food and Beverages by: The Bannock Queen and SFU Meeting, Event and Conference Services

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ArtsLIVE - Vancouver Campus

Date: June 20, 2022
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm PT
Location: Teck Gallery

Hosted by: Nyla Carpentier

Performances by: Wild Moccasin Dancers and Sandy Scofield

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ArtsLIVE - Burnaby Campus

Date: June 23, 2022
Time: 12:30am-2:00pm PT
Location: Student Union Building Ballroom

Hosted by: Nyla Carpentier

Performances by: Alex Wells and Nyla Carpentier

Food and Beverages by: Blendz Coffee

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These events are being hosted in collaboration by the SFU Indigenous Student Centre, and the SFU First Nations, Métis & Inuit Student Association. We would also like to thank SFU ArtsLIVE, the SFU Indigenous Studies Depatment, as well as the Office for Aboriginal Peoples (OAP) for their contributions.

SFU Indigenous Student Centre

SFU First Nations, Métis & Inuit Student Association


SFU Indigenous Studies Department

Office for Aboriginal Peoples

How to Show your Support

  • Comment on social media using the following hastags:

#NIPM #NIPD #SFUIndigenous

  • Attend Indigenous Peoples Day Events in the community
  • Buy from local Indigenous Artists
  • Donate to support the Indigenous Community