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You’re Invited! Mississauga Hosts its Second National Indigenous Peoples Day Event

Entertainment and activities | June 16, 2023

The City of Mississauga has partnered with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) and the Mississauga Nation to host the second National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration on Mississauga Celebration Square (MCS).

The event will feature a free concert, a ceremony featuring Members of Council and the first-ever Pow Wow at MCS. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to participate in an exciting evening of Indigenous music and art that celebrates the unique culture of First Nations Peoples.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Ceremony and Event

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Pow Wow begins at 12 p.m.
Concert begins at 6 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 6:40 p.m. on the main stage

12 to 4 p.m. – Michi Sagiig Anishinaabe United Pow Wow
6 p.m. – Pre-show
6:40 p.m. – Ceremony, including virtual greetings from Mayor Bonnie Crombie
7:15 p.m. – Live concert spotlighting Indigenous performances
8:30 p.m. – Headlining performance by the Godfather of Pow Wow Step, DJ Shub

Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Dr. [Map]

Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga (virtual greeting)
Members of Council
Gimaa Stacey Laforme, MCFN
Mississauga Nation Chiefs (Alderville First Nation, Curve Lake First Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, Mississauga 8 First Nation and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation)
Music performances by Manitou Mkwa Singers, DeeDee Austin, MR. SAUGA and DJ Shub

Photo Opportunity:
Speakers and special guests will gather on the main stage at 7 p.m. for an official photo.


For more information and to learn how to participate respectfully at a Pow Wow, 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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