National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2022

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, June 21, is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples have made to our country and within our Church. As Indigenous Communities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

Many of our parishes include members of these communities. Indeed, some of our parishes welcome large numbers amongst their members. I, your Bishop, greet you today seeking God’s blessings on this day of celebration. As you welcome us to share in special events in many of the towns within our Diocese, we are grateful for your welcome. I trust that as we journey together today, we are building a tomorrow that reflects the sense of reconciliation that we are all called to build upon.


Your brother in Jesus the Redeemer,

+ Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R.
Bishop of Pembroke

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