National Indigenous Peoples Day (Photo Diary)

June 21 is recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. This is a day when the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis are celebrated. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

At the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump near Fort Macleod, Alberta, the celebration included Blackfoot powwow dancing.

Women’s Fancy Shawl

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Men’s Fancy Dance

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