National Aboriginal Day our chance to get it right

Aboriginal Day invites Canadians from all walks of life to celebrate the rich culture, unique heritage and notable achievements of First Nations, Mtis and Inuit Peoples of Canada.

He said he hoped the building would become an important symbol of the changing relationship between the government and Indigenous peoples.

The event aims to provide a far-reaching platform for the community to embrace and honour the heritage, cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples within Canada.

Sault College is proud to foster and encourage an understanding and appreciation of the histories, culture and traditions of Indigenous peoples.

Sunrise ceremonies are held, a year ago with the Prime Minister, cities gear up for celebrations of pow wow dancing, and events, you can even buy a few souvenirs. "Today is a day to remember that we are all Treaty partners". We are also reviewing all federal laws and policies that concern Indigenous Peoples and making progress on the Calls to Action outlined in the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) President Irene Lanzinger has also weighed in on National Aboriginal Day. We have a lot of hard work ahead, and it is to all of our benefit that Indigenous Peoples be given a lead role in shaping the future of this country. "The importance of this is underlined as we realize indigenous youth are the fastest growing population segment in Canada, a group that has alarmingly high suicide rates".

It originally housed the several federal departments, but, by 1977, it had been renovated for the offices of the prime minister and the Privy Council Office.

"There remains much work to do to bring awareness and education to the general public of the injustices committed against indigenous communities after the creation of Canada".

The Prime Minister mentioned that during Canada Day, there would be time set aside to revisit the "legacy of the past".

Ontario Regional Chief Day will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day at home with family on the North Shore of Lake Huron.

  • Carolyn Briggs