Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day
CVS wanted to take this opportunity to wish every a Happy National Indigenous People’s Day. This day is celebrated in various forms in different communities across the Lower Mainland each year. While this is a day that has been set aside to highlight and honour Indigenous people it is this respect, this dignity, this celebration that should be given, every day.
On this day and every day, we acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples; locally the Kwikwetlem, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Stó:lōirst Nations.
The beautiful visual below, created by The Government of Canada, pulls together elements that symbolize the First Nations, Inuit and Metis as well as four elements of nature (water, fire, air and earth). To learn more about the symbolism of the image, check out the graphic below.
We hope you all have an opportunity to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. If you are looking to do something locally, there will be a celebration of this special day at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. Festivities start at 5pm and will include food, music and a Water Ceremony. For more information, click here.