The City of Barrie is hosting several events and programs this month to celebrate National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day.
June 2: Flag Raising at Barrie City Hall
June 4: Meet an Inuk: Muckpaloo Ipeelie at the Painswick Public Library
June 13: Workshop: Woven Wampum Belts through Anishinaabe History at the Southshore Center on Lakeshore Drive
June 21st: Coldwater Ojibway from the Southshore Center to the Spirit Catcher along Kempenfelt Bay at 10 a.m.
Gather at the water’s edge to experience the drum representing the heartbeat of Mother Earth.
June 29: Indigenous History Month Celebration at Meridian Place from 2-5:30 p.m.
The event includes fun family activities, community booths, artisans, drumming and dancing.
June 29: Outdoor Film Screening: Kayaking Klemtu at Meridian Place at Dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.)
Catch a movie under the stars with the Barrie Film Festival.
The city has partnered with Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle Primary Care Team, Barrie Native Friendship Center, red quillsand the Barrie Public Libraryto recognize the rich heritage, diverse cultures and significant contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Complete information on National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day programming is available at City of Barrie website.