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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2020
Gayle Sinclaire's Golden Moment painting

Above: Norway House Cree Nation’s Gayle Sinclaire’s “Golden Moment” painting from 2018 is a dedication to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) is a day to recognize and celebrate the heritage, cultures, and historic contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Starting out National Aboriginal Day in 1996, NIPD lands on the summer solstice. Being the longest day of the year, historically Indigenous peoples have celebrated their culture around the warm solstice.

National Indigenous Peoples Day First Nations Guide

Every Canadian is united as one, sharing each other’s magnificent heritage and cultures. The three Indigenous groups in Canada — First Nations, Inuit, and Métis — were and still are a key part of Canada’s history and development. Together Indigenous people form the wonderful cultures that make Canada the country it is. The “Our Culture” graphic provides insight into each culture.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NIPD is ramping up its virtual components in 2020. This also means anyone can participate in the celebrations regardless of your location.

The Government of Canada has an Indigenous reading list as well as interactive activities for kids. Many virtual events are taking place on Sunday too, such as the Métis Jig & Jam; Virtual Powwow; Culture, Community, & Reconciliation; and many more!

You can follow our Bison and Cobra Structures social media channels for updates on Sunday’s events.

Helping Indigenous Peoples

Celebrating and respecting Indigenous peoples’ culture is something we are proud to do.

Our shipping containers homes come at a time where there are distinct housing needs for Indigenous and northern communities. Too long have homes in these areas been lacking functionality, made of poor quality (prone to rot and/or mould), and been difficult to transport.

As a First Nation-owned company, we take pride in collaborating with Indigenous peoples. Everyone at Bison Container Homes realizes the importance of engaging with and seeking to understand the needs of Indigenous peoples day in and day out.

Working together is also a key aspect of our relationship. Our ready-to-assemble container homes are a progressive solution to employment opportunities for Indigenous peoples. This way we can truly collaborate and together create better and simplified container homes.

Bison Container Homes Materials

Beginning with the steel foundation, our container homes are built with the safety and interests of Indigenous peoples in mind. The steel materials ensure a container home in which mould, rot, and any kind of deterioration do not exist.

And most importantly, our container homes are durable in order to prevent any fires.

A home is a sacred place for any culture. We want to ensure that everyone living in First Nations has a healthy home along with a healthy life.

Bison Container Homes: Elders Homes

We also realize that we can’t respect Indigenous peoples cultures without understanding the importance of Indigenous elders. Keeping them in mind, our Elders Homes are a crucial product tailored toward better housing for elders in all northern communities.

The modular designed Elders Homes are an all-in-one suite for elders. We spread out each room to provide freedom for interior design and space to relax. With an open floor plan that’s devised with an emphasis on accessibility, the entire property is inviting and forward-thinking.

Residents can utilize a common area in the centre of the property for dining and larger family gatherings. This complements the individual suites for all residents in the Elders Homes. You can now view the Elders Home product brochure.

Today we celebrate and care for Indigenous peoples but our care extends as we accommodate their needs. It starts with better homes — Bison Homes.