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June 21, 2021 - National Indigenous Peoples Day

Journée nationale des peuples autochtones chez Simons :


This Monday at Cabot Square for National Indigenous Day 3:00-7:00 - we are super excited for these performers, super excited we’ve been able to host this despite the pandemic!

There will be a limited seating area by stage, you can reserve a seat for free at this link:…

or you can just come stand in the square. Cabot Square is on Ste-Catherine Street West diagonally across from Alexis Nihon Plaza. Hopefully, the weather will hold but if not, activities will move indoors.


A "Who's Who" Of Indigenous Architects Creates Historic Venice Biennale Exhibit for Canada

North America has a difficult history with its Indigenous population, but in Canada, government legislation and public dialogue are steering towards reconciliation. Since 2009, the month of June is recognized in Canada as National Indigenous (recently changed from "Aboriginal") History Month. The Canadian architectural industry also recently joined the initiative to recognize and support First Nations people: In 2016, the RAIC formed a dedicated task force "to foster and promote Indigenous design in Canada," and launched the International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium last year, with a one-day event that attracted more than 150 delegates from as far away as New Zealand and Australia. Also in 2017, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the historic selection of a collaborative Indigenous design project, Unceded: Voices of the Land, to participate in this year's Venice Architecture Biennale (open until November 25). "Unceded" refers to lands that were not surrendered through treaty or war.

Note: This feature appeared in World Architecture in June 2018.

More news on architecture:


Monday, June 21st 2021 - On National Indigenous Peoples Day, we take a look these ancient pastimes, some of which are still played today.

Indigenous lacrosse players. George Catlin/Wikimedia Commons.

The Weather Network - Play ball! Here are four games invented by Indigenous people


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