What does National Indigenous Peoples Day mean to the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations?

  By Mina Kerr-Lazenby Local Journalism Initiative Reporter 01/07/2024 15:59 As National Indigenous Peoples Day enters its 18th year, First Nations communities are taking a moment on June 21 to learn of and celebrate their unique culture and heritage – and are encouraging others to do the same. “When we look at the Indigenous Peoples Day, I look at it as a day of celebration of who we are, and where we come from as Indigenous peoples, and embracing it,” said Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) elected council member Sxwíxwtn (Wilson Williams). For the general public, added Williams, it should be a day of education.”It’s a day of ‘Hey, can I be a part of this? How do I become a part of this, and really celebrate with you and honour you,…

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