Traditional Native Cooking at National Aboriginal Day

Aboriginal Events

National Aboriginal Day (June 21, 2016)

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

In recognition of National Aboriginal Day, Sainte-Marie will offer First Nations singing, drumming and dancing. First Nations displays and demonstrations include kid’s heritage crafts, waterway and lacrosse demonstrations, Native 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

Guest Performers and Historical Demonstrations
We are currently working on our 2016 line-up! Please return to this page for updates.

On-going Activities Throughout the Day
• Orientation Slide Show
• Children’s Crafts
• Display and Information
• First Nation Artisans
• “Survival in the Bush” Encampment
• Make Corn Husk Figures
• First Nation Foods
• 17th century Fire-Starting
• Bracelet Making
• Métis Roots Display
• Métis Youth Cultural Program
• Clay Workshop
• Basket Making Demonstration
• Lacrosse Demonstration
• Teas in the Hospital
• First Nation Games
• Aboriginal Drumming

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


To apply as an Artisan for this event, click here