National Ribbon Skirt Day

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National Ribbon Skirt Day

January 4, 2023

JANUARY 4, 2023 IS THE FIRST ANNUAL NATIONAL RIBBON SKIRT DAY in Canada. The day is celebrated in honour of Isabella Kulak, a member of Cote First Nation in Kamsack, Saskatchewan—a grade 5 student who was shamed at her school for wearing a ribbon skirt to a formal event.

The National Ribbon Skirt Day Act received royal assent on December 15, 2022. The bill was put forward in 2021 by Senator Mary Jane McCallum.

Tala Tootoosis of Poundmaker First Nation explains how non-Indigenous people can honour Indigenous people and traditions as part of this celebration.

See #RibbonSkirtDay to learn more.

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We acknowledge that the land on which we work is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.