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Rock Your Roots

June 21st has been recognized annually as National Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly National Aboriginal Day) since 1996. For generations, many Indigenous 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.

This is a day to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of Indigenous people.

The City of Saskatoon, in its role as Co-Chair of Reconciliation Saskatoon, helps organize the annual Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation. Participants answer the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action by promoting reconciliation, honouring Residential School Survivors, and working to make Saskatoon a more inclusive community.

How to participate:

  • Get updates and view the June 21st Live Virtual Celebration at Reconciliation Saskatoon - Home | Facebook > Events.
  • Plan a walk by yourself or with a few others (be safe!) for June 21st or in the days leading up to it.
  • During your walk, wear culturally significant clothing or the Reconciliation colours of yellow, red, and blue.
  • Take a photo and share it to social media using the hashtag #RockYourRoots.

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