National Aboriginal Day (French: Journée nationale des Autochtones) is a day recognising and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples in Canada. The day was first celebrated in 1996, after it was proclaimed that year by then Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc, to be celebrated on 21 June annually.
21 June was chosen as the statutory holiday for many reasons-including its cultural significance as the Summer solstice, and the fact that it is a day on which many Aboriginal groups traditionally celebrate their heritage.
On 21 June 2017, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement pledging to rename the event National Indigenous Peoples Day. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde supported the proposed change, called it an "important step," citing the terminology used in the landmark United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples."
From hgtv.com >>> "Although
the most common use of these river rock pebbles is actually shower
floors, photo stylist Chris Walker and her husband came up with the idea
of using them as a kitchen backsplash. They asked their kitchen
designer John Petrie, CMKBD, president elect of the National Kitchen and
Bath Association, to install it on the walls. "The one-of-a-kind,
free-flowing edges of the pebbles not only mimic the flow of soft teal
veins in the dark green soapstone countertops," says Walker, "but also
balance the vertical lines of the Shaker-style cabinet doors." Lesson
learned: when you're shopping for backsplash materials, ask the vendor
to show you floor tiles, as well. While not every product will adapt
well to vertical application, you may hit upon an unusual — and easily
implemented — idea."