Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre keeps culture and Indigenous history alive – St. Catharines Standard

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2022129 Views

June 23, 2022

National Indigenous Peoples Day serves as an opportunity to reflect on the hardships and injustices faced by the Indigenous community.

But on a lighter note, the day is set aside to engage non-Indigenous to learn more about Indigenous culture, and how keep it alive and well.

Fort Erie’s Native Friendship Centre observed National Indigenous Peoples day on Tuesday (June 21) by inviting both Indigenous and non-Indigenous to the centre for events.

Event activities included lighting a fire where people could come and offer prayer. Attendees were encouraged to learn about the impact of residential schools, and watch as jingle-dress dancers honoured residential school survivors and those that did not come home. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women also received some spotlight and attention.

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