This video presents “National Aboriginal Day”:
June 21 is National Aboriginal Day in Canada.
The 18th annual National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated across Canada on June 21.
In 1996, the Governor General of Canada proclaimed June 21 to be National Aboriginal Day.
The Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal peoples:
- First Nations
Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.
On June 21, join thousands of Canadians across the country as we celebrate National Aboriginal Day:
- to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada
- which is part of the “Celebrate Canada!” program, which also includes
- Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24)
- Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27)
- Canada Day (July 1)
Throughout the month of June, you will find numerous events and activities that highlight the rich and unique cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit, including traditional drumming and dancing ceremonies, fiddle performances, and arts and crafts shows.
Most of these celebratory events and activities are FREE.
This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: Five Toronto Events Celebrate Indigenous Peoples & Cultures June 12-August 19, 2012.
- June 18 to 23
- 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
- Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario
- Sponsored by the Toronto District School Board Aboriginal Education Centre
- June 21, 2012, 6 p.m. – Sunset
- Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto
- June 23, 10 a.m.
- Humber River, Toronto
Toronto Zoo celebrates National Aboriginal Day: Saturday, June 23
- Waterside Theatre Special Presentation 2:30-3:30 pm
- celebrating the unique heritage and diverse cultures with authentic First Nations drummers and dancers
- experience an interactive presentation of drumming and dancing with the Smoke Trail Singers
- Free admission with status card which allows you FREE admission only to Waterside Theatre Special Presentation, and does not include admission to the Toronto Zoo
- *Please note all events subject to change without notice.
- Contact Info:
361A Old Finch Avenue
M1B 5K7Phone: 416-392-5929
- June 23, 2012, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- 9050 Bramalea Rd., Chinguacousy Park, Brampton, Ontario
“Aboriginals Got Talent”
- June 20, 2012
- N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre
- Memorial Park, Sudbury
National Aboriginal Day @ Bell Park, Sudbury
- June 21, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Bell Park, Sudbury, Ontario
Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival: JUNE 21 – 24, 2012
- Everyone Welcome!!
- “The Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival is one of the few Aboriginal Arts Events that truly represents the cultural diversity of our urban Aboriginal community, with full participation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists.”
- June 21, 2012, 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- This is not a free event
- Hampton Inn, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa
- June 21, 2012, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Market Square
Brock and King Street, Kingston, Ontario
- June 21, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall
200 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario
- June 21, 2012, all-day
- This is not a free event
- June 23-24
- Aboriginal Festival Weekend
- Midland, Ontario
- June 23 & June 24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Roos Island, Victoria Park, Kitchener, Ontario
- June 23 – 24, 2012
- 1972 Virgil Avenue, Bear Park, Sarnia, Ontario
- June 23, 2012, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Whetung Ojibwa Centre, Buckhorn, Ontario
National Aboriginal Day – Edmonton, Alberta:
2012 National Aboriginal Day Community Events in Edmonton, Alberta: June 16-19, 21, 23-24, 2012
Annual Trout Lake National Aboriginal Day Celebrations: British Columbia
- Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VACFS)
1607 East Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
National Aboriginal Day in Winnipeg & Regina: Saturday, June 23, 2012
- Contact Info:
Phone – 204.947.9331 ext.358
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy National Aboriginal Day!
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