National Indigenous Peoples Day 2023

National Indigenous Peoples Day

On June 21, for National Indigenous Peoples Day, we recognize and celebrate the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada. For generations, many Indigenous groups and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on June 21 or around that time of year because of the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.


Want to get involved?

There are many ways to participate in activities in your community to learn more about the diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural expressions and stories.

Find an event or activity near you!


Want to learn?


ECO Canada’s BEAHR Program

ECO Canada’s BEAHR Indigenous training program offers locally customized learning that provides accessible and meaningful career development to First Nation, Métis and Inuit members to overcome barriers to employment. The courses offered provide introductory training to those who want to work in the environmental sector in Canada.

To date, the BEAHR program has:

  • Delivered 330 courses in 315 communities
  • Seen over 6,400 students
  • Graduation rate of over 80%


The foundations of our BEAHR Indigenous Training Programs are rooted in the voices of Canada’s Indigenous communities. Every initiative or program we work on involves government, industry and academia collaboration. We include a fourth voice in all decisions, so we never lose sight of the Indigenous values that remain the focal point of this unique program. Key decision-makers in their communities design the programs and share the insight they have on the environmental industry at a local level.


Host BEAHR Training in Your Community

ECO Canada offers a customized training program specific to the goals and vision of the community. ECO Canada will organize everything for you to ensure training success. We can also provide information to help you locate funding for your delivery. Learn more today.

Want to hear from trainers about the impact that BEAHR can make? Watch here!


BEAHR program participants graduated after 60 hours spread over 10 days on Bilijk First Nation near Fredericton.


Join the conversation!

Use the hashtag #NIHM2023 to stay connected on social media on National Indigenous Peoples Day.


So, how will you get involved this June 21st?


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