Brampton honours National Indigenous History Month, National Indigenous Peoples Day


BRAMPTON – June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to learn about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

The City of Brampton continues to develop and implement a reconciliation action plan in partnership with Host Nations and urban Indigenous communities. This work is guided by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and the Calls to Justice​ from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ final report.

On June 21, the summer solstice welcomes National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is the longest day of the year, holds special significance for Indigenous Peoples who have gathered on this day for centuries to welcome the arrival of warm weather with ceremonies, traditional practices and displays of art.

Residents are invited to attend the National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration from 4 to 8 pm in Ken Whillans Square. Enjoy performances by Indigenous artists, Spring Creek Dancers and Singers, trailblazing Mohawk singer-songwriter Semiah and Anishnaabe artist Zoon and shop the Indigenous Market and support local Indigenous-owned businesses.

Event details

Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
Time: 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Ken Whillans Square

The City is proud to collaborate in the planning of this event with TKMF Productions and The Indigenous Network as we celebrate the resiliency and cultures of Indigenous Peoples in this territory.

Thank you to our generous sponsor, Algoma University.

Learn more at​.

To continue celebrating National Indigenous Month, the city has many activities happening throughout the month.

Event details:

Beading Workshop/making a medicine wheel with Katie Longboat 
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: Four Corners Brampton Library in downtown Brampton – 65 Queen Street East

Residents can register here.

Connections: Art + Book Club, With PAMA 
Date: Thursday, June 13,
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: PAMA

Residents can register here.

Truth and Reconciliation Exhibit – A National Crime: The Residential School System in Canada
Date: All of June
Time: See branch hours.
​Location: Springdale Branch, 10705 Bramalea Road.

The City of Brampton Land Acknowledgement has been revised to better reflect the City’s relationship to the land, Indigenous Peoples and host nations.

Land Acknowledgment

The City of Brampton is located on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee (Hoh-dee-noh-shoh-nee) and the Wendat First Nations who have called this land home since time immemorial. We acknowledge the Treaty agreed to in the Ajetance Purchase of 1818 and we are committed to our ongoing role in reconciliation through meaningful action that is rooted in truth, justice and respect. We are grateful to the original caretakers of this land who have ensured we are able to work, play and live in Brampton now and in the future.