Nanaimo event focused on pride for aboriginal culture – Nanaimo News

by aanationtalk on January 10, 2014906 Views

Jan 9, 2014

Aboriginal pride and culture take centre stage in a new series of events.

The Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre and Mid Island Metis Nation have launched a monthly family night, aimed at giving urban aboriginal families a chance to reconnect and explore culture.

According to Chris Beaton, executive director for the aboriginal centre, there have been very few opportunities until now for people to come together and share languages, songs, stories and regalia.

As part of the new initiative, a different aboriginal culture group in Nanaimo will host the event each month, sharing culture and providing the main meal.

On Tuesday (Jan. 14), members of the Snuneymuxw First Nation will take on the program.

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