National Indigenous Peoples Day goes virtual amid pandemic restrictions


Organizers of a major Indigenous festival in Ottawa considered postponing or cancelling it entirely after COVID-19 restrictions meant they couldn't gather in person.

Instead, the National Indigenous Peoples Day festival has adapted through videos on social media and even a virtual traditional cooking workshop.

But as an anti-racism movement swept the country, bolstered by news of Indigenous deaths during police interactions, Trina Simard said it only affirmed their decision to take the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival online.


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