Day of Indigenous people in Canada

13 June 1996 Governor General of Canada announced Romo LeBlanc June 21 Happy Native (National Aboriginal Day). Royal Proclamation states that "... the indigenous people of Canada and were of value to Canadian society, and should be every year to mark and celebrate the contribution that they make, and recognize the different cultures of the indigenous peoples of Canada┬╗.

Together with the national indigenous organizations of the Government of Canada chose June 21 Day of the indigenous people, as for generations the natives celebrated the days of their culture and heritage on this day, it is also the day of the summer solstice — the longest day of the year.

Today, Canada is proud to recognize the unique achievements of indigenous people in such areas as agriculture, ecology, art.

In 2003, the city of Regina, the capital of the Canadian prairies, especially for indigenous people the country was opened a unique institution — The First Nations University of Canada (First Nations University of Canada). It offers educational programs at three campuses: Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. University served as the prototype already existed since 1976 as a part of the University of Regina Saskatchewan Indian Joint College.