June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in the Yukon. This day is an opportunity to celebrate the vibrant culture, history and traditions of Indigenous peoples both here in the Yukon, and across Canada. This will mark the third year this celebration has been a statutory holiday in Yukon. Celebrations will take place in communities across the territory; events range from live music, art demonstrations, traditional food, vendors markets, ceremonies and much more.
On Saturday June 22, Whitehorse will be the host of the APTN Indigenous Day Live celebrations which includes events such as hand game demonstrations, a blanket exercise, an artist market, and will feature music from artists including Terri Clark, the Julian Taylor Band, Leela Gilday and more.
We hope that all Yukoners take time to celebrate this important day.