Traditional Native Cooking at National Aboriginal Day

Indigenous Events

National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21)

National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) is a time for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of Indigenous peoples, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Canada chose June 21 because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice and because many Indigenous groups mark this day to celebrate their heritage.

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Sainte-Marie will offer Indigenous singing, drumming and dancing. Indigenous displays and demonstrations include kid’s heritage crafts, waterway and lacrosse demonstrations, Indigenous crafters, and more.

Restaurant Sainte-Marie will offer a special themed menu, providing delicious original recipes including “Three Sisters Soup” made from corn, beans, and squash.

Boy participating at National Aboriginal Day

Past Guest Performers and Historical Demonstrations:

White Pine Drum group
Misty Creek Drum Group
Aztec Drum Group
Mohawk Water Drum Group
Hand Drumming with Neil Monague
Waterway Demonstrations
Fire Starting Demonstrations

On-going Activities Throughout the Day
• Orientation Slide Show
• Children’s Crafts
• Indigenous Artisans & Craft Show
• Make Corn Husk Figures
• Indigenous Foods in the Cookhouse
• 17th century Fire-Starting
• Bracelet Making Workshop
• Bone Game in the Carpenter Shop
• Métis Display
• Clay Workshop
• Lacrosse Demonstration
• Teas in the Hospital
• Indigenous Games and Lacrosse Skills Challenge
• Indigenous Drumming
• Indigenous Art

Admission Rate for this Special Event is $12 per person, plus HST

Restaurant Sainte-Marie – Enjoy our Special Menu
3 Sisters Soup – Battered Georgian Bay White Fish & Chips
Homemade Corn Bread – Field Salad with dried cranberries, raisins and pine nuts – Strawberry Dessert
Full licensed and air-conditioned


For this event, only Indigenous, Métis or Inuit artisans will be accepted.

To apply as an Artisan for this event, click here