Stz’uminus Elder George Harris sang the nation’s anthem and shared the story behind it at an event for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on last September at Transfer Beach. Walking the path of Truth and Reconciliation can be started with celebrating and learning about First Nations culture on National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21. (Tyler Hay/Ladysmith Chronicle)

Stz’uminus Elder George Harris sang the nation’s anthem and shared the story behind it at an event for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on last September at Transfer Beach. Walking the path of Truth and Reconciliation can be started with celebrating and learning about First Nations culture on National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21. (Tyler Hay/Ladysmith Chronicle)

Join in the celebrations of Indigenous Peoples Day

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.