Kincardine marks National Indigenous Peoples Day

The Municipality of Kincardine has raised the “Every Child Matters” flag at the Davidson Centre to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day Tuesday.

The flag was raised at 9:30 Tuesday morning to demonstrate the municipality's commitment to reconciliation.

A media release from the municipality says this is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples.

The Government of Canada chose June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice for Indigenous Peoples.

National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity and unique contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples.

The release concluded, "This recognition and learning needs to extend beyond June 21st. To support ongoing learning, better understand history and honour the deep traditional knowledge and enduring presence of Indigenous Peoples on whose land we are all fortunate to live, work, and play visit the Municipality of Kincardine’s Truth and Reconciliation, visit webpage."

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