A return to celebrating First Nations, Inuit and Métis culture will be held in Nanaimo next week.
According to a release issued by the Mid-Island Métis Nation association, a free community gathering for National Indigenous Peoples Day will be held at Maffeo Sutton Park on Tuesday, June 21, from 5-8 p.m.
Entertainment and teachings include the Mid-Island Métis Nation Fiddle Group, Snuneymuxw’s Footprints of the Wolf, a jigging class, Summer Sage and Ed Peekeekoot, noted the release.
Also returning this year will be a displayed teepee, Indigenous games and beading stations.
The release also noted that anyone interested in volunteering at the event can contact Mid-Island Métis Nation by phone at 250-585-7441 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Indigenous Peoples Day celebration is made possible through the partnered efforts of the Mid-Island Métis Nation, Literacy Nanaimo, Strong Nations bookstore, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools and other community partners.