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National Aboriginal Day was commemorated with concerts and cultural events and across the country on Saturday.
Other events concerts, gatherings and flag raisings were held across the country.
is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate that we live next Ghd Flat Iron door to the largest First Nation in Canada, as well as coming together with the growing aboriginal community living in the city and the county, said Sherry Lewis, manager of community programs with Brantford Native Housing.
National Aboriginal Day celebrated from coast to coast
"It's really about bringing ourselves back to our cultural roots and where we come from," Kenecia Tootoosis, 16, a Plains Cree from Poundmaker Reserve in Saskatchewan, said.
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here because they need this. They need this to reconnect with their culture."
Six organizations in Brantford, Ont., joined forces to celebrate National Aboriginal Day.
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is time for First Nations and all Canadians to commit to a new understanding and a new relationship grounded in our history and focused on the future. From this, we can work together to build a strong foundation to achieve positive change for all of us. celebrated in 1996, National Aboriginal Day recognizes the cultures and contributions of Canada First Nations, Inuit and Metis together referred to Aboriginal Peoples.
national holiday since 1982.
Tootoosis took time during her opening ceremonies presentation to remind those in attendance about the more than 1,000 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada, singling out Cherisse Diane Marie Houle, who died in July 2009 in Winnipeg, just six days shy of her 18th birthday.
day can serve as a positive re introduction to that history and those cultures and we encourage all to participate in their local Aboriginal Day activities."
"These separate nations and peoples have been crucial to the settlement and development of this great country and will continue to be so in the future, Canadian Race Relations Foundation chairperson Albert Lo said in a statement.
Winnipeg marked the day with a celebration village in The Forks neighbourhood, skateboard demonstrations and free live concerts.
Tootoosis, the 2013 14 Miss Manito Ahbee, took part in the grand entry, which served as the opening ceremonies for the powwow competition.
are the youngest and fastest growing population in the country and our people are asserting their rights, title and the treaties to revitalize their languages and cultures and to build stronger First Nations citizens, communities and governments, Picard said.
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