National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is held annually on June 21 across Canada to celebrate and recognize First Nations, Inuit, and Metis cultures. Listed below are some events, resources and books suggested by First Nations Initiatives. This is not an exhaustive list, but it lists local events and resources. We encourage you to take part in celebrating Yukon First Nations and learning more about their heritage, culture, artwork, and achievements.


  • Find the schedule of events for Whitehorse on the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre website.
  • Every First Nation community across the territory will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in their own unique way. Reach out to the local First Nation government in your community to learn about how they will be celebrating this year.
Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 poster


Kwanlin Dün: Our Story in Our Words Their Own Yukon Ethnographic, Cultural and Historical Overview of Yukon's First Peoples Part of the Land, Part of the Water Braiding Sweetgrass Our Voices Ethnohistory of the Chisana River Basin Tilly Tilly and the Crazy Eights Go Show the World Our Whole Gwich'in Way of Life Has Changed