The Semiahmoo First Nation (SFN) and City of White Rock are joining to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with a community celebration that will include a performance by SFN’s children’s dancers, and remarks from Chief Harley Chappell.
The celebration will be held Tuesday June 21, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza, located at 15320 Marine Drive at Cypress Street in White Rock.
“As we come together on National Indigenous Peoples Day, I would like to acknowledge the strong partnership between the City of White Rock and the Semiahmoo First Nation,” said Harley Chappell, Chief of the Semiahmoo First Nation. “This partnership has been forged on a basis of trust and shared values. We are heartened by this, and by the remarkable support of the community, as we continue the journey toward reconciliation.”
“We are grateful for the opportunity to recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day with our neighbour and partner, the Semiahmoo First Nation,” said Darryl Walker, Mayor of the City of White Rock. “We are additionally grateful for the numerous contributions of the Semiahmoo First Nation in shaping the past, present and future of our city.”
The Semiahmoo First Nation flag will be flown on this day outside White Rock City Hall.
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day for all Canadians to recognize and honour the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.
The City of White Rock is located on the unceded and traditional territories of the Semiahmoo First Nation and the broader territory of the Coast Salish Peoples.