June is National Indigenous History Month, and the community will be gathering outside at Transfer Beach on Indigenous Peoples day, Tuesday, June 21.
The day is set to honour the cultures of Inuit, Metis, and First Nations Peoples of Canada, and to learn and acknowledge their ways of living and celebrate their accomplishments. It is a day to understand the impact of colonialism on Indigenous Peoples historically and in the present, and recognize the importance of keeping these languages and cultures alive.
On June 21, there will be a public event held at Transfer Beach, and the public is encouraged to come down and show your support for the community. The Ladysmith Family and Friends Resource Program will be hosting a program for children aged 0-6 and their caregivers, they will have a blue LaFF tent on the grass.
You can also expect to hear words from the Stz’uminus First Nations community. Past activities have included song and dance performances. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the celebrations rain or shine.