First Peoples' Days of Significance

Reconciliation Day (National)September 30College closed
Orange Shirt Day (National)September 30College closed
Tahltan DayOctober 18 
Inuit Day (National)November 7 
Indigenous Veterans Day (National) November 8 
Ribbon Skirt Day (National)January 4
Hoobiyee (Nisga’a New Year) (Ho-byee-yeah)Waxing of the  crescent moon in February
February 24 & 25, 2023 (in Laxgalt'sap)
All Native Basketball Tournament (Prince Rupert)Second weekend of February
February 12 to 18, 2023
Louis Riel Day (National)Third Monday of February 
Moose Hide Campaign Day (National)May 11 
Pink Shirt Day (National)
Last Wednesday of February 
Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Peoples Day (MMIWG2SLGBTQQIA+) (National)May 5 
Red Dress Day (National)May 5 
Jordan’s Principle: Bear Witness Day (National)May 10 
Nisga’a DayMay 11 
Salmon Festival (Prince Rupert)
Indigenous Peoples Month (National)June 
Indigenous Peoples Day (National)
June 21
Nunavut DayJuly 9 
Gitxsan Cultural DaysThird weekend of August
International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032  
*Reminder: some dates vary annually