National Aboriginal Day more significant following Truth and Reconciliation report: First Nations Chief – Global

National Aboriginal Day more significant following Truth and Reconciliation report: First Nations Chief – Global

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015484 Views

June 21, 2015

EDMONTON – The sights and sounds of National Aboriginal Day were taken in by hundreds of people in Edmonton Sunday.

“It’s a time for us to celebrate and just be together and just to know that we’re still here, we’re still very resilient, we’re still very strong,” said Bernadette Iahtail, executive director of the Creating Hope Society.

“It’s celebrating the people,” added Papaschase First Nation Chief Calvin Bruneau. “It’s acknowledging us, who we are and our people, our language, our culture.”

National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed in 1996, as a day for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.

Read More: http://globalnews.ca/news/2067152/national-aboriginal-day-more-significant-following-truth-and-reconciliation-report-first-nations-chief/

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