People across Saskatchewan and Canada will celebrate National Aboriginal Day Tuesday.
There will be a number of events taking place and residents are encouraged to participate and learn about the history of our province.
Jim Reiter, Minister responsible for First Nations, Metis and Northern Affairs says they have a lot planned.
There are several events in Regina including a Storytelling and Jigging Workshop at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
As well, the National Aboriginal Day Community Celebration runs from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grassick Playground in North Central Regina.
National Aboriginal Day was first proclaimed in 1996.
However, the work toward having a day dedicated to recognizing Canada’s Aboriginal people began in 1982, when the now Assembly of First Nations started a campaign to have the summer solstice recognized as National Aboriginal Solidarity Day.
However, it wasn’t until 14 years later that Governor General Romeo LaBlanc officially declared June 21 as National Aboriginal Day.
Ceremonies were held early Tuesday morning in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.