National Indigenous Peoples Day

We acknowledge we are situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Semiahma (Semiahmoo), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie) land-based nations.

Visit Holland Park in Surrey City Centre on June 21 for Surrey’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration & Wellness Event. Hosted by Semiahmoo, Kwantlen and Katzie First Nations, this free, family-friendly event is an opportunity to acknowledge and show respect and admiration for Indigenous Peoples past, present and future; to share cultural history; and to share spirit, experiences, stories, song, art and dance with each other and the community.

Performances and activities include:

  • Candace “Brown Bear Woman” Hill-Trevena
  • JB the First Lady – JB the First Lady is a member of the Nuxalk & Onondaga Nations. She is a Vancouver-based hip-hop and spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator.
  • Nadine Gagné – Nadine Gagné is a proud Metis Nation BC Citizen who is one of only a handful of Indigenous artists creating children’s music since 2004.
  • The Wild Moccasin Dancers (Shyama-Priya and David Whitebean)- The Wild Moccasin Dancers are a dynamic dance collective that captivates their audience through pow wow culture. Each dancer shares their style of dance through traditional and contemporary rhythms.
  • Stars of the North Drum Group (LaDonna Wiks-Joseph name by Wata) – The traditional aboriginal drumming and singing group, “Stars of the North” entertain and educate with songs based on stories told by their elders.
  • Salish Thunderbird – The multi-generational, Coast Salish Xwelmexw Shxwexwo:s (Salish Thunderbird) brings so much vitality to the presentation of their traditional dances.
  • Madelaine McCallum (Sukaskieskwew) – Madelaine McCallum is a dancer from Ile a la Crosse, Saskatchewan. Though her main focus is Métis dance (she’s been jigging since she could walk!), she enjoys all forms including Pow Wow, contemporary, and hip hop.
  • Drumming
  • Cultural Art Displays
  • Cultural Dancing and Singing
  • Traditional Sharing & Teaching
  • Community Barbecue
  • and so much more

Event Schedule

3–8pm Full Event

4:30pm Welcome by Semiahma (Semiahmoo), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie) First Nations

5-7pm Community BBQ

7:30pm Closing