National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

The PRRD is an organization that appreciates cultures in all its forms. We value respect, trust, care and transparency and will act in accordance with these values. We seek to understand each other’s cultures and worldviews in order to enhance inclusion, trust and relationships.

We also acknowledge that the Peace region is situated on the traditional territory of the Dane-zaa (Beaver), signatories of Treaty 8 and the Métis Nation BC Region 7, and value the significant contributions of Indigenous Peoples who have lived and worked on the land for time immemorial.

Our organization will use the concepts of cultural safety to create a mutual path forward with all of our neighbours, and we recognize the accomplishments of our First Nation partners in the Peace region including Blueberry River First Nations, Doig River First Nation, Halfway River First Nation, Kwadacha Nation, McLeod Lake Indian Band, Saulteau First Nations, Tsay Keh Dene Band and West Moberly First Nations.

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