National Indigenous Peoples Day goes virtual amid pandemic restrictions
June 23, 2020
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.