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Indigenous Peoples Day Programming

Due to public health restrictions, the Government of Canada invites Canadians to celebrate this year’s National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day at home.

Niagara Falls Illumination

In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Niagara Falls will be illuminated purple and white on June 21st from 9:00pm - 9:45pm & 10:15pm - 12:00am.

  • White and purple are the colours of Wampum belts which are significant to Niagara Indigenous history. At the Treaties of Niagara councils held in Niagara in 1764, numerous Wampum strings and belts were exchanged with some two dozen First Nations and the Crown.

Indigenous Niagara Living Museum Tour

Planning to launch in September 2021 should health guidelines permit, Indigenous Niagara Living Museum Tours will be the Niagara Region’s first guided Indigenous tour operation. Featuring animated encounters and engagements with Indigenous peoples, cultural interpreters, historians, food specialists, and artisans, the tours will create meaningful and memorable experiences that last a lifetime.

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Visit the Landscape of Nations in Queenston Heights

The Landscape of Nations is a living memorial dedicated to the contributions and sacrifices made by Six Nations and Native Allies on Queenston Heights and throughout the War of 1812. The memorial also recognizes the historic ceremony of peace and reconciliation held in Niagara on August 31 and September 1, 1815 that restored peace among the Native nations who fought on opposing sides.

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