National Aboriginal Day - Celebrate Canada days 2017

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In cooperation with national Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada designated June 21 National Aboriginal Day, a celebration of Indigenous culture and heritage. This date was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and because for generations, many Indigenous groups have celebrated their culture and heritage at this time of year.

National Aboriginal Day is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of Inuit, Métis and First Nations peoples, discover the unique accomplishments of Indigenous people in fields as varied as agriculture, the environment and the arts, and celebrate their significant contribution to Canadian society.

In this exceptional year marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation, National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated like never before! In addition to the many festivities set to take place in various communities from coast to coast, a colourful programming is on the agenda in eight Canadian cities as part of National Aboriginal Day Live, with performances by Inuit, Métis and First Nations artists.

Learn more about National Aboriginal Day and the National Aboriginal Day Live organized by the Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN).

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