National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated annually on June 21, the summer solstice. This is an opportunity to recognize Indigenous peoples’ unique heritage, cultural diversity and outstanding achievements.
At La Mauricie National Park, this day will be devoted to learning about Atikamekw culture. A community that inhabited the area long before the idea of creating a national park came to be!
Attend various workshops to learn about traditional knowledge.
Location: Shewenegan Picnic Area
Schedule: From 11 am to 4 :30 pm, followed by the Laura Niquay show at 8 pm
Waratanak, Laura Niquay show
Finish National Indigenous Peoples Day with the songs of Laura Niquay, an Atikamekw artist from the Wemotaci community.
With her guitar and gravelly voice, she’ll share her Atikamekw and French songs in an intimate folk-acoustic setting, along with her vision of her own culture.
Bring your blankets and chairs!
Schedule: 8 pm
Duration: 90 minutes