National Aboriginal Awareness Day is for recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, events are happening all across the country.
Locally, Tsi Tyonnheht Onkwawenna Language Circle is sponsoring a fun run, parade, canoe races, tug-o-war and more throughout the day, beginning at 8am, at Tsi Tkeritoton Park, 275 Bayshore Road in Deseronto.
MBQ and MNO staff have the day off to acknowledge this special day and celebrate in their own way.
A celebration is being held at Market Square in Kingston from 11am-2:30pm featuring traditional foods, children’s activities, performers and speakers.
There is an online listing of National Aboriginal Day events in Ontario.
Learn more about National Aboriginal Day at the following the links:
FOLLOW-UP TO OUR DREAMS MATTER TOO EVENT ON JUNE 13TH! Fifty-two men, women and children walked 3.3 km in 53 minutes to mail 350 letters to PM Trudeau, asking that First Nations children have the same opportunities as all other Canadians to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their cultures.
Please CLICK HERE to view a video of PM Trudeau on challenges facing First Nations.