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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at Inaugural Event on Mississauga Celebration Square

Entertainment and activities | June 14, 2022

On June 21, the City of Mississauga will host an official ceremony in collaboration with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD). Residents, Treaty and Territory holders, and visitors alike are encouraged to come out and experience this inaugural event and participate in an exciting evening of Indigenous music, art and food that celebrates this important culture across Mississauga.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Official Ceremony and Event

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Event begins at 6 p.m.
Official ceremony begins at 7 p.m. on the main stage

6 p.m. – Pre-show featuring DeeJay Jams and host, Kim Wheatley
7 p.m. – Official ceremony featuring Manitou Mkwa Singers
7:30 p.m. – Performance by Juno-nominee Shawnee Kish
8:30 p.m. – Headlining performance by singer/songwriter Logan Staats

Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Dr.

Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga (virtual greetings)
Gimaa Stacey Laforme, MCFN
Members of Council
Kim Wheatley, Pipe Carrier from Shawanaga First Nation Reserve
Music performance by Manitou Mkwa Singers

Photo Opportunity:
Speakers and special guests will gather on the main stage at 7:30 p.m. for an official photo to kick-off National Indigenous Peoples Day.


For more information, visit the event webpage.

About National Indigenous Peoples Day
This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First NationsInuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples, that each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.


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