The Association of Registered Nurses of BC
On behalf of ARNBC and our First Nations Regional Director we would like to wish you a happy Aboriginal Day and encourage nurses across B.C. to join the festivities and learn about the vibrant Indigenous cultures throughout the province. This page provides you with resources to learn more about cultural events across the province and ways for you to become involved and expand your cultural competency.

Learn About National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day is a part of our annual national festivities celebrating Canada. National Aboriginal Day is dedicated to highlighting the rich culture, heritage and immense contributions of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and throughout history. To learn more visit:

NAD Events

Find out about events and activities in your area celebrating National Aboriginal Day.

ARNBC Events

Here are some events happening on June 21st.
10am - 12pm

12pm - 3pm

Visit to Indigenous community and health resource centers in Vancouver to distribute Tracey's Bannock

Celebrations of Aboriginal Day at Musqueam First Nations Healing our Spirit

Visit health care team at Musqueam First Nations Health Department

For more information or to join us email:

Indigenous Peoples

Building relationships is an integral part of reconciliation. A great first step is learning about the First Nations Territory where you work, live and play. ARNBC's offices are located on the traditional territory of the Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish), Tslielwaututh and Xwmethkwyiem (Musqueam) peoples. Where are you located? To find out more check out the following resources:

First Nations in B.C.

Friendship Centers

ARNBC Aboriginal Health Policy

Visit our Aboriginal Health Nursing community of Practice and Aboriginal health policy page for excellent resources on Indigenous nursing policy and advocacy in B.C.

CRNBC Cultural Competency

Did you know that the activities celebrated on National Aboriginal Day and the resources offered in the CoP contribute to your ongoing professional development of cultural competency as a RN and NP for your CRNBC quality assurance? To find out more visit: