PM Justin Trudeau announces the change to National Indigenous Peoples Day, as well as a surprise change to the building that houses his office. 3:07
Hector Langevin was a father of Confederation who also advocated for the creation of residential schools as a way to assimilate First Nations children.
The prime minister made the announcement at 100 Wellington St., formerly home to the U.S. Embassy, where he also formally announced the building will become a space dedicated to Inuit, Métis and First Nations people.
He also used the occasion to announce his government will rename National Aboriginal Day to National Indigenous Peoples Day, beginning in 2018.
Indigenous Leaders are happy with their new building across from Parliament Hill that has been given to Canada's indigenous people. 4:35
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Ann Bennett attend National Aboriginal Day celebrations near Parliament Hill. 1:59