National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day- graphicJune 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. There are a variety of in-person and virtual events and activities taking place in Richmond to recognize the heritage and strength of Indigenous Peoples.

Short Video - Sea to Sky: Making of a Public Artwork

Online video & article

Link: Sea to Sky: Making of a Public Artwork

Learn about the creation of a new public artwork, Sea to Sky, a five-storey-high glass artwork integrated into the façade of the Paramount development in Richmond’s City Centre, with Musqueam artist Thomas Cannell, in collaboration with Michael Mayer of Franz Mayer of Munich.

Cedar – The Tree of Life – Take Home Activity Kit

Registration opens Wed, Jun 1

Richmond Museum

Learn how cedar is harvested and the many ways it can be used with this take home activity kit. Create your own cedar bracelet using instructional videos led by Musqueam weaver, Vivian Campbell. Limited number of kits available. For more information or to register now. Course ID #163096.

Indigenous Movie Film Screening

Jun 2, 6, 13 and 21, 7:00pm

Richmond Public Library – Brighouse, 100-7700 Minoru Gate

Watch films featuring Indigenous creators both behind and in front of the camera. Check the Richmond Public Library website for movie titles.

Celebrate Indigenous Culture - 55+

Mon, Jun 6, 12:30 to 1:30pm

South Arm Community Centre

Watch a short video showing an Indigenous family connect with their father’s ancestral home in a social and casual atmosphere. Light refreshments included. Register in person at community centres, call 604-276-4300 or 604-238-8060, or register now. Course ID #145637.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Story Time

Mon, Jun 20, 10:30 to 11:00am

Richmond Public Library - Brighouse, 100-7700 Minoru Gate

Bring your family to Richmond Public Library for a fun, story time program to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Indigenous Movie Screening for Kids

Tue, Jun 21, 3:00 to 4:00pm

Richmond Public Library - Brighouse, 100-7700 Minoru Gate

Join the Richmond Public Library as they screen a series of short movies to honour, appreciate and recognize Indigenous Peoples on National Indigenous Peoples Day. The following movies will be screened: The Mountain of SGaana (10 min), Maq and the Spirit of the Woods (8 min) and Nunavut Animation Lab: Qalupalik (5 min).

StoryWalk: Orca Chief at McLean Park in Hamilton

Tue, Jun 21, 3:30pm

McLean Park, 22500 McLean Avenue

Participate in Richmond Public Library's new permanent StoryWalk® installation at McLean Park. Orca Chief is a traditional northwest coast legend about caring for the sea and its inhabitants, as well as sustainable fishing. Orca Chief, by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, is the story of four hunters who encounter the Chief of the Killer Whales.

Cedar Weaving Workshop with Rita Kompst

Sat, Jun 25, 10:00am-1:00pm

Richmond Arts Centre, 108-7700 Minoru Gate

Join Musqueam artist Rita Kompst to learn traditional techniques of Coast Salish cedar weaving and, using locally harvested cedar prepared by the artist, create a unique bracelet to take home. The workshop is open to adults and the course fee is $18.70 per participant. Register now. Event ID #162123.