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June 21 is National Aboriginal Day

 

What is National Aboriginal Day?

June 21st is National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

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. ”