National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
16164 Highway 12 East
Mikaela Lefaive
(705) 427-2564

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2023

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a national celebration of the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis throughout Canada.

About National Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Huronia Historical Parks is proud to be a part of highlighting the achievements of Indigenous peoples through our education-focused celebration each year. For generations, many Indigenous communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. It has been a nationally-recognized day since 1996.


All-day activities include

  • Lacrosse Speed Net Challenge
  • Survival in the Bush wilderness training
  • Indigenous crafts and games
  • Cornhusk figure workshop
  • Tasting three-sisters soup
  • Interactive giant treaties map
  • Discovery Harbour Métis display
  • Georgian Bay Islands National Park Info Booth

Timed activities include:

  • Opening Ceremonies at 10:30 a.m.
  • Ashunyung Singers at 11 am, noon, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm
  • Hand Drum performances at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
  • Waterway demonstration at 11 am and 1 pm
  • Legends in the Longhouse at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
  • Lacrosse demonstration at noon, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm

$14 tax included for general admission
Children five and under are free
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people eligible for free admission with a valid ID