National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

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Indigenous dancer welcomes sixty new Canadians - Corus Quay - Toronto. Photo Mosaic Edition Edward Akinwunmi

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day. The day is to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of the First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples.

The recent discovery of the remains of 215 children of the closed Kamloops Residential School in unmarked graves has focused more attention on the injustices suffered by the Indigenous community.

The celebration is low keyed because of Covid-19 restrictions on large gatherings.

Mosaic Edition presents photographs of Indigenous celebration from archives.

Indigenous Dancers at the Sound of Music Festival Burlington 2017.mosaicedition
Indigenous Dancers at the Sound of Music Festival Burlington 2017.Photo Mosaic Edition Edward Akinwunmi
Jaaji and Chelsey June carried their positive message to the Indigenous Arts Festival in Toronto
Jaaji and Chelsey June – Two accomplished Indigenous artists making a difference through their music across Canada. Photo Mosaic Edition Edward Akinwunmi
Shoes on the steps of City Hall St. Catharines – Special ceremony to remember the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found recently in unmarked graves took place this afternoon in St. Catharines. Photo Mosaic Edition Edward Akinwunmi
Indigenous protesters in Niagara blocked the Rainbow Bridge to show their support for Hereditary Chiefs of B.C. over pipeline construction. Photo Mosaic Edition Edward Akinwunmi.
The new sash of the Toronto and York Region Métis is developed having in mind what it means to be a Métis person in Toronto and York region, says Todd Ross – Special Adviser on Tripartite – The Métis Nation of Ontario.
The new sash of the Toronto and York Region Métis is developed having in mind what it means to be a Métis person in Toronto and York region, says Todd Ross – Special Adviser on Tripartite – The Métis Nation of Ontario. Photo Mosaic Edition Edward Akinwunmi.
The Moccasin Initiative is aimed at making inhabitants of Ontario province know whose indigenous community land they are occupying. mosaicedition_ea
The Moccasin Initiative is aimed at making inhabitants of Ontario province know whose indigenous community land they are occupying. Photo Mosaic Edition Edward Akinwunmi

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