NGH celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day


National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day to celebrate the unique heritage, rich traditions and teachings of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

It is also a day to recognize the need to continue working together with our Indigenous partners to build healthy communities.

At Norfolk General Hospital (NGH), we remain committed to highlighting inclusion as a key driver for providing extraordinary caring. Our continued commitment to diversity and equity, includes:

  • Working with Indigenous Partners to support educational opportunities for staff and physicians;
  • Recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. NGH and the NHNH will continue to engage with Indigenous partners to determine the most appropriate way to commemorate this day in the coming years.
  • Observing Orange Shirt Day.

On June 21, for National Indigenous Peoples Day, we encourage everyone to recognize and celebrate the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada.

As part of our National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration, we would like to share our organizational Indigenous Land Acknowledgment that was developed in partnership with local Indigenous partners.

“We are privileged to provide care on lands that First Nations, including the Mississaugas of Credit, Haudenosaunee, and Chonnonton, have called home for thousands of years and many continue to walk today.

We strive to stand with all indigenous people across Turtle Island, past, present, and future in promoting the wise stewardship of the land and caring for its people. We will move forward in a spirit of peace, friendship and respect, towards reconciliation and collaboration.”