"Catch the Spirit and Share the Celebration" as the Town off Amherst marks National Aboriginal Day - June 21st. Some of Eastern Canada's top Aboriginal dancers, drummers and singers will be attending in what promises to be one of the region's largest National Aboriginal Day festivities from 11am-4pm.

Renowned Aboriginal drummers and dancers along with Indigenous vendors and the general public will be celebrating at Victoria Square following the opening ceremony and parade through the streets of Amherst.




11:00 am

Opening Ceremony

Four Fathers Library, Acadia Street

11:15 am


Acadia/Victoria Street

11:30 am

Grand Entry

Victoria Square

12:00 pm

Pow wow

Victoria Square


About National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day, June 21, is recognized nationwide as a day for all Canadians to honour and celebrate the heritage, diversity and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day. For generations, many Indigenous Peoples and 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. 

It's a chance to get together to share and learn about Aboriginal history and culture. Here in Atlatntic Canada, we celebrate the Indigenous culture that has helped shape our country. There is something for everyone and all activities are free of charge! 

Activities begin at 11am in front on Four Fathers Library on Acadia Street, followed by a community parade through the streets to Victoria Square where an afternoon of Aboriginal entertainment awaits. 


For more information ont he event please contact 

Marisa Piccini
Communications Officer
Atlantic Region
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Office: (902) 660-7104
Cell: (902) 669-0045