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June 21, 2022

Statement from Premier Heather Stefanson and Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Alan Lagimodiere on National Indigenous Peoples Day

As the premier of Manitoba and Indigenous reconciliation and northern relations minister, we honour and acknowledge June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. This is a day dedicated to recognizing the important role of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in shaping our country and celebrating the vibrant and diverse Indigenous traditions, culture and heritage in Manitoba and across Canada.

This is also a day to reflect on our commitments to reconciliation and to take the opportunity to learn more about how each and every one of us can play a role in reconciliation. On behalf of our government, we wish to reaffirm our commitment to advancing reconciliation in Manitoba. We will continue to work with, listen and learn from Indigenous peoples to address the wrongdoings of the past, build meaningful relationships and move forward together with respect and understanding to advance reconciliation and our shared priorities.

We encourage Manitobans to participate in the many events taking place today and throughout the week across the province to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.

National Indigenous Peoples Day was announced in 1996 by then-governor general of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day.

To learn more about National Indigenous Peoples Day, visit

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