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Monday, June 22, 2009

Aboriginal Celebrations....

I attended the Aboriginal celebrations at the City Centre in Edmonton Alberta.

The dancers were fantastic ...... National Aboriginal Day

What is National Aboriginal Day?
June 21, 2009 is National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. This year's theme is "Sharing Our Stories ~ Partageons nos histoires. "National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed in 1996 by former Governor General Roméo A. LeBlanc. Today National Aboriginal Day is part of the annual nation-wide Celebrate Canada with celebrations centering around National Aboriginal Day, but continuing through St-Jean Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and concluding with Canada Day. Setting aside a day for Aboriginal Peoples is part of the wider recognition of Aboriginal Peoples' important place within the fabric of Canada and their ongoing contributions as First Peoples. As former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson said, "It is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate our respect and admiration for First Nations, for Inuit, for Métis — for the past, the present and the future. "
The Edmonton National Aboriginal Day Committee invites everyone to come out and enjoy the Aboriginal culture and traditions. Our teachings are for all people of every nation, so please bring your family and friends to have some fun and gain insight to the beauty that Canada's original people have to share: the First Nation, Métis and Inuit people. Although the official day is June 21, 2009, celebrations in Edmonton last an entire week!
National Aboriginal Day Event Photos

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