June 21 is the 25th annual National Indigenous Peoples Day. The District of West Vancouver invites residents to commemorate this year’s National Indigenous Peoples Day on Sunday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ambleside Park, on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Skwxwu7mesh People.
Indigenous artists will share traditional art forms with the community. Activities suitable for children will shine a light on languages, cultures, and the immeasurable contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
Families are invited to pre-register or drop in for art workshops at the beach in Ambleside Park. Families can learn wool weaving and woodworking techniques from Indigenous artists, and there will be an opportunity to paddle through the traditional waters in the West Vancouver Police Department’s canoe, Ch’ich’iyuy, and the Integrated First Nation Unit canoe, Sema7maka, while sharing stories of the area.
This event is planned in accordance with all Provincial Health Orders and will be adhering to COVID-19 protocols. Space is limited and registration is encouraged.