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National Indigenous Peoples Day
is a national celebration of the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis throughout Canada. Huronia Historical Parks is proud to be a part of highlighting these achievements through our educational-focused celebration each year. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. It has been a nationally recognized day since 1996.


DATE: Tuesday, June 21 from 10 am to 3 pm* 
RATES: $ 12.00 per person
Free admission for teachers and chaperones

* The historic site and indoor museum are open until 5 pm (last admission at 4 pm).

This event will encompass
a wide variety of unique Indigenous cultural and historical demonstrations such as music, art and traditional teachings.

Examples of event programming include:

● Drumming and dancing demonstrations
● Tasting three sister soup and corn bread
● Corn husk dolls and okies workshop
● Canoe display and wigwam work
● Garden and animal presentations with our new Agriculture Worker
● Lacrosse, speed net and storytelling presentations with special guest, Chris Walser
● Indigenous art presentations
● Indigenous artisans market

Scheduled presentations:
● Waterway demonstration
● Presentation in the hospital 
● Fire starting techniques
● Story telling in the Longhouse
● Indigenous Games

Please note:
There in no introductory slideshow presentation in the theatre this year.
Our partnership with our third-party food services provider has recently ended and the restaurant is now closed for the foreseeable future. 
Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase in our retail store "Flint & Timber Co.". Picnic areas are available.

Only service dogs will be allowed on that day. 

To schedule your school visit, please contact: Nathalie.canto@ontario.ca