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.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/national-indigenous-peoples-day-goes-virtual-1.5621351


 

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