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Annual Garden Party at Government House, June 21 – Government of NS

June 19, 2017 Nova Scotians are invited to attend the annual Lieutenant Governor’s Garden Party on Wednesday, June 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and Mrs. Grant will host the garden party on the grounds of Government House in honour of the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. The garden […]

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2017 National Aboriginal Day – BUZZon

The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI invites you to Lennox Island First Nation for National Aboriginal Day on June 21 to help “Celebrate the Culture” with a free BBQ, children’s activities, 50/50 draw, giveaways, and more. Drummers, dancers, and crafters are invited to participate. Activities take place at the Lennox Island Cultural Centre stage area, 8 […]

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RBC donates $500,000 to Wanuskewin’s Thundering Ahead capital campaign – StarPhoenix

Canada’s largest banking institution is giving $500,000 to Wanuskewin as part of the $40-million Thundering Ahead capital campaign. RBC’s donation will support indigenous emerging artists through the establishment of an artist-in-residence program, community art exhibition, and support for Wanuskewin’s full-time indigenous curator, Felicia Gay. “RBC has a long history of supporting indigenous communities and we […]

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CUPW: National Aboriginal Poster 2017: The Dragonfly

First Nations, Métis and Inuit members are represented on the Aboriginal working group of CUPW’s National Human Rights Committee. Each year, the working group directs the creation of a poster for June 21, to express traditional teachings or symbolism from the animals of turtle island. This year’s poster carries the dragonfly. Indigenous peoples of the […]

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Douglas Park site of National Aboriginal Day on Sunday – Langley Times

Jun 19th, 2017 Day includes info tables, aboriginal vendors, free hot dogs, bannock sales and more All are welcome to help celebrate Canadian First Nations culture and heritage Sunday at Douglas Park in Langley. The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society is hosting Langley’s National Aboriginal Day Celebrations June 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

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New Park and Trail Launch the Next Era of Ontario Place

Province Unveils New Urban Green Space to Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary June 19, 2017 9:35 A.M. Office of the Premier For the first time in more than 40 years, Ontario residents and visitors can enjoy a spectacular part of Toronto’s waterfront at Ontario Place’s newly opened park and trail. Premier Kathleen Wynne and Eleanor McMahon, […]

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Multimedia show MALA begins June 21 – Government of NB

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The first showings of a high-tech, multimedia presentation that will be projected upon the legislative assembly will take place June 21 to July 1. The show will also be presented on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights throughout July. The final showings will be Aug. 3-7. The 30-minute presentation, entitled MALA, which means […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201736 Views

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Minister’s message for National Aboriginal Day – Government of NB

June 19, 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following message was issued today by Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs: It is my pleasure to join with all New Brunswickers in marking National Aboriginal Day on June 21 in celebration of the heritage, culture and contribution of aboriginal […]

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Alberta celebrates National Aboriginal Day

June 16, 2017 Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan will speak at a National Aboriginal Day kickoff event June 19 in Edmonton, featuring Indigenous artists and performers. This year marks the 21st annual National Aboriginal Day, a cross-country event honouring the rich and diverse history, culture and contributions of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. “National […]

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A Tribe Called Red Win Video Of The Year For ‘R.E.D.’

June 18, 2017 The results are in and A Tribe Called Red and their video “R.E.D.” have taken home the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Award for Video of the Year! A Tribe Called Red dropped their video for “R.E.D.” last year, with the track featuring Black Bear, Canadian rapper Narcy and actor/rapper Yasiin Bey, who’s […]

by aanationtalk on June 19, 201719 Views

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National Indigenous Leaders and Federal Ministers Declare Intent to Co-develop Indigenous Languages Legislation

June 15, 2017 Ottawa, ON: Métis Nation, First Nations, and Inuit leaders joined Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to announce their intent to co-develop Indigenous languages legislation aimed at revitalizing and promoting Indigenous languages. “Today marks another step in the right direction in building the nation to nation relationship between […]

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Statement from Minister Catherine McKenna at the 4th Annual Canadian Parks and Wildlife Society Paddle the Rouge Event at Rouge National Urban Park

June 18, 2017        Toronto,Ontario      Parks Canada Agency The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, issued the following statement during the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s (CPAWS) 4th Annual Paddle the Rouge event at Rouge National Urban Park. She was accompanied by the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of […]

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Canada Renews its Commitment to UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Canada is elected to UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions GATINEAU, QC, June 15, 2017 – Diversity is one of Canada’s greatest strengths. Our country’s heritage and unique culture, shaped by our diversity, deserves to be celebrated and shared. We strive to promote-both in Canada and abroad-a […]

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The Government of Canada recognizes the historic significance of the Abenaki migrations to New France (1675-1748)

June 19, 2017    Wôlinak, Quebec     Parks Canada Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada will take part in a plaque unveiling ceremony to commemorate the historic significance of the Abenaki migrations to New France (1675-1748). Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice. The details are as […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201729 Views

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Investing in New Equipment for Opera Company in St. John’s

ST. JOHN’S, June 17, 2017 Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament (St. John’s East), today announced funding of $239,000 for Opera on the Avalon through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. Mr. Whalen made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. The funding will enable Opera on the Avalon to purchase […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201716 Views

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ITK To Collaborate On New Federal Indigenous Language Legislation

June 15, 2017  – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is working with the Government of Canada, as well as the Assembly of First Nations and the Metis National Council, to co-develop Inuit, First Nations and Metis language legislation to ensure the revitalization, maintenance and promotion of Inuktut and other Indigenous languages in Canada. The organizations will work collaboratively, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201715 Views

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Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners

June 16, 2017 Annual Conference of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners at Rideau Hall OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will host the Annual Conference of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners, at Rideau Hall, from June 18 to 20, 2017. The governor general, lieutenant […]

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Residents of Victoria Benefit from Important Investments in Arts and Culture and Official Languages

VICTORIA, June 16, 2017 Dan Ruimy, Member of Parliament (Pitt Meadows–Maple Ridge), today announced important investments in Victoria’s arts and culture sector, as well as in official languages. Mr. Ruimy made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. The Government of Canada has provided a total of $2,614,657 through […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201720 Views

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Reporting artifacts found on the land – Government of NU

June 16, 2017 The protection of Nunavut’s archaeological heritage for future generations is a responsibility shared between the government, the Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT) and Nunavummiut. If you find an artifact on the land, do not touch or remove it from where it was found. Instead, do the following: 1. Look at it. 2. Leave […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201722 Views

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada

The Métis Nation, the second largest of three Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, traces its descent of mixed ancestry from First Nations and Europeans involved in the fur trade. The Métis emerged as a distinct people or nation in the historic Northwest during the course of the 18th and 19th centuries. This area is known as […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2017118 Views

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National Music Centre celebrates Aboriginal Music Day at Studio Bell on June 21

On-site programming to honour legacy of Indigenous musicians. (Calgary, AB) Join the National Music Centre (NMC) as it celebrates Aboriginal Music Day at Studio Bell on June 21 with live music programming and educational tours that explore the legacy of Canadian Indigenous music icons and the importance of music to the community today. Aboriginal Music […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201769 Views

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Celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21st – Government of Ontario

Events Marking 21st Anniversary Happening Across Ontario June 16, 2017 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Celebrate the 21st National Aboriginal Day on June 21 with colourful and diverse events being held across the province. National Aboriginal Day recognizes the important contributions that Indigenous peoples, their cultures and traditions have made, and continue to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 201782 Views

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Facebook Messenger launches special series of Canada 150 camera art

Series features art inspired by notable Canadians such as Ashley Callingbull and the Dufour-Lapointe sisters TORONTO, June 15, 2017 – Messenger has teamed up with notable Canadians from across the country to launch a series of Canada 150 art for the new Messenger camera. Designed in collaboration with each individual to embody their Canadian heritage, […]

by aanationtalk on June 16, 201767 Views

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The Ag: AHMOO ANGECONEB: 1955-2017

JUNE 15 @ 8:00 AM – JUNE 23 @ 12:59 AM We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ahmoo Angeconeb. Ahmoo has a special place in the hearts of many of us at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Since the 1980s we have been honoured to know and work with this extraordinary man – […]

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Tarah Hogue named Vancouver Art Gallery’s first Senior Curatorial Fellow, Indigenous Art

June 14, 2017, Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Vancouver-based writer and curator Tarah Hogue as the Gallery’s first Senior Curatorial Fellow, focussing on Indigenous Art. Tarah Hogue, who is of Métis/French Canadian and Dutch ancestry, will begin her position in September, 2017. This fellowship was initiated […]

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Amherst hosting National Aboriginal Day events on June 21 – Cumberland News Now

This past week the ‘A’ team has been busy putting up summer hanging baskets to help beautify our town! As a first for Amherst, we have installed a self-watering hanging basket on the corner of Lawrence and Victoria Street that will directly uptake water as needed through the roots from the six litre water reservoir […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201745 Views

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The National Gallery of Canada receives $2M gift for Canada 150th

June 15, 2017 Garden Court in Newly Unveiled Canadian and Indigenous Galleries Named in Honour of Donors The National Gallery of Canada today announced a gift of $2 million from Fred and Elizabeth Fountain of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. $500,000 is earmarked for the Gallery’s National Outreach program. Through this […]

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 201751 Views

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Ceremonies Integral to Returning Salmon to the Columbia Region

June 15th, 2017 Westbank, BC Syilx Okanagan Territory: From June 15-20th, 2017, a series of five Salmon Ceremonies will take place throughout the Columbia Basin. These Salmon Ceremonies empower Syilx Okanagan people throughout the Territory, providing the opportunity to both honor their ancestors and continue to conduct ceremony for the successful return of the salmon. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 201748 Views

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North West announces new communtiy initiatives to promote healthy food options and indigenous languages

Winnipeg MB, June 15, 2017 — As part of its ongoing commitment to community support, The North West Company (“North West”) today announced new initiatives to expand the range of healthy food choices in its stores and to promote the use and learning of more than 30 indigenous languages and dialects. “These two initiatives respond […]

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 201750 Views

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MNBC: Voyageur Canoes arrive on the shore of Prince George via the Nechako River

Voyageurs canoes travelled down the Fraser River from Fort St James via the Nechako River docking in Prince George at Fort George Park shores as Prince George celebrated their 150 year Commemoration event of Canada last week. MNBC Regional Director for the North Central region and Culture, Heritage and Language Minister Raynie Gervais, was one […]

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FNU: Colonialism Skateboards Launch

Colonialism Skateboards to launch 7th graphic skateboard in our library on Friday, June 16th 2017, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM LOCATION: First Nations University Library TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 PM NT5

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Important Step Taken Toward Co-Development of Indigenous Languages Legislation in Meeting Between Government of Canada, Métis, Inuit and First Nations Leaders

Partners issue joint statement on the co-development of Métis, Inuit and First Nations languages legislation OTTAWA, June 15, 2017  – Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage; Clément Chartier, President of the Métis Nation; Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations, made a […]

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MNO veterans carry Memorial Cup in Windsor parade

June 15, 2017 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) veterans Shelly Claus and Sharlene Lance carried the Memorial Cup in a parade in Windsor on May 18, 2017. The special ceremony that was open to the public was held at the Essex County War Memorial in City Hall Square. The Memorial Cup was displayed at the […]

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Sweat lodge builder receives diversity award – Government of Prince Edward Island

Jun 15, 2017 A public servant who oversaw the construction of a sweat lodge on the Prince Edward Island Youth Centre grounds has received the Premier’s Diversity Leadership Award for 2017. Allan Curley, the youth centre’s manager, had the sweat lodge constructed in collaboration with the Aboriginal community. The annual award celebrates those who have […]

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Judge: Redo part of analysis for Dakota Access pipeline – APTN

June 15, 2017 U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said in a 91-page decision that the Corps failed to take into account how a spill might affect “fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice, or the degree to which the pipeline’s effects are likely to be highly controversial.” The judge said the Army must redo its […]

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Government of Canada Helps Improve Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing Pow-wow Grounds

June 15, 2017 – Morson, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The Government of Canada is investing $50,000 to help the Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing First Nation renovate its pow-wow grounds. Originally built in 1990, the community’s pow-wow grounds have been the scene of countless celebrations, ceremonies and special events, including […]

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First Nations front and centre this Canada Day – Cochrane Eagle

Jun 15, 2017 First Nations traditions and culture will be front and centre at this year’s Canada Day celebrations at Mitford Park, with the largest participation from aboriginal people in the event’s history. Tracy Brooker, the town’s manager of recreation, culture and arts, said Morley’s Twoyoungmen family will erect a teepee at Mitford Park to […]

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Spirit of 150 Victoria is June 21 – July 1 at Victoria’s Inner Harbour

June 14, 2017 Join us downtown for 11 days of 100+ live music performances which kick off next Wednesday at Victoria’s Inner Harbour to commemorate Canada’s 150th. Spirit of 150 Victoria events will run from June 21 – July 1, 2017 featuring family-friendly activities, multicultural performances and local food vendors. Canada’s 150th will culminate in spectacular […]

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New Members Appointed to the CRD Arts Advisory Council

Jun 12, 2017 Victoria, BC–- The Capital Regional District’s Arts Commission is pleased to announce the appointments of Deborah Etsten, Emmy Humber, Bronwyn McLean and Ian Piears to the CRD Arts Advisory Council. The Arts Advisory Council is a volunteer committee that provides advice on arts policy and program development to the CRD Arts Commission. They […]

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Bradley Museum Turns 50 and You’re Invited

Jun 15, 2017 Much like Canada, Mississauga’s Bradley Museum is also celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. Bradley Museum turns 50 this summer and the City wants to celebrate with you. The celebration includes an official ceremony and cake cutting with Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council. Following the ceremony, the museum is hosting […]

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The NAC Names First Ever Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre

June 15, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) –The National Arts Centre’s President and CEO, Peter Herrndorf announced today that Kevin Loring will be the first ever Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre at the NAC, taking up his post on October 16, 2017. The first season of the Indigenous Theatre Department will coincide with the NAC’s 50th […]

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Artist Launches Campaign to Celebrate Canada’s 150th One Penny at a Time

TORONTO, June 14, 2017 – When Canadian pennies went out of circulation in 2012, Canadian artist Lucya Almeida began to use pennies, especially 1967 Centennial pennies featuring the art work of artist Alex Coleville (1920-2013), in many of her jewellery designs.  When 2017 rolled around she saw an opportunity to market her Centennial penny jewellery for […]

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Media Advisory: Government of Canada, Métis, Inuit and First Nations Leaders to Meet on Co-Development of Legislation for Indigenous Languages

From Canadian Heritage OTTAWA – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will be in Ottawa today to meet with Métis, Inuit and First Nations leaders on the co-development of legislation for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis languages. Present at the meeting will be Minister Joly, Clément Chartier, President of the Métis National Council, […]

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TDSB: June is National Aboriginal History Month

During the month of June, people across the country mark National Aboriginal History Month in recognition of the rights, histories and extraordinary achievements of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The unique cultures and perspectives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities are celebrated nationally and locally. June 21 is National Aboriginal Day. It is held around […]

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TRU: McNeil-Seymour’s art on display in Montreal exhibition

June 13, 2017 A powerful piece of art by Jeffrey McNeil-Seymour, Sessional Lecturer in the School of Social Work and Human Service (Faculty of Education and Social Work), is currently on display at Centre Never Apart in Montreal, QC. McNeil-Seymour’s “Unsettl(er)ing” is part of an exhibition entitled Two-Spirit Sur-Thrivance and the Art of Interrupting Narratives, curated by […]

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City celebrates Aboriginal Day June 21 – City of Guelph

Guelph, Ont., June 14, 2017 – On June 21, the City will host Guelph’s annual Aboriginal Day celebration in Market Square. Members of the public are invited to share in the celebration from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aboriginal Day invites Canadians from all walks of life to celebrate the rich culture, unique heritage and notable […]

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A Host of Activities to Promote Discovery of Indigenous Cultures

The Government of Canada supports the 27th Montréal First Peoples Festival MONTRÉAL, June 13, 2017 – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced funding of $105,000 for the presentation of the 27th Montréal First Peoples Festival, which will take place from August 2 to 9, 2017. This support, made available through the […]

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Media Advisory: APTN Partners with Radio Stations to Broadcast Aboriginal Day Live

MEDIA ADVISORY APTN PARTNERS WITH RADIO STATIONS TO BROADCAST ABORIGINAL DAY LIVE June 14, 2017, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Live and on location from Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Yellowknife, Edmonton, and Vancouver, Aboriginal Day Live will feature some of the most recognized entertainers in Aboriginal music and television, including award-winning and those on the rise. […]

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ACHoRd – Collaborative Art Piece to Take Place on Legislature Steps – City of Victoria

June 13, 2017 The ACHoRd performance art piece co-created by a group of 13 Indigenous and non-Indigenous women will be performed on the steps of the Legislature as a part of the lead-up to Canada’s 150th on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Co-facilitated by Indigenous Artist in Residence Lindsay Delaronde […]

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Aboriginal Day celebrations coming up Wednesday, June 21 – Williams Lake Tribune

Aboriginal Day celebrations include a parade and activities in Boitanio Park Jun 14th, 2017 Aboriginal Day Celebrations coming up The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council invites everyone to join them for the annual Aboriginal Day Celebrations coming up on Wednesday, June 21. The parade will begin from the Elks Hall starting at 10 a.m. and moving […]

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