The Semiahmoo First Nation and City of White Rock have released a video in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Held annually on June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day is a date for Canadians to recognize and honour the heritage, contributions and diverse cultures of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.
“Very special day for us as First Nations people across the country allow for the era of truth and reconciliation,” SFH Chief Harley Chappell said in the video, which was shared on the city’s website at whiterockcity.ca
“The era of relationship building and healing. To be able to come together and celebrate our diverse cultures, our diverse languages, and work together to build a deeper, better understanding of the future of our country.”
In the video, Mayor Darryl Walker acknowledged White Rock as the unceded territory of Semiahmoo First Nation and the Coast Salish people.
“We have, what I believe, is a wonderful relationship with Semiahmoo First Nation and Coast Salish. That is built on trust and believing as we work together, we can do better for everybody,” Walker said.
“On the 21st of June, remember First Nations, remember how important their culture is to our country.”