Oki, Tansi, Danit’ada, Aba-wath-tech, Paarutit, Hello!
On behalf of the Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary (AAWC) Committee, we first want to thank you for your support of our initiative to raise awareness and to celebrate the cultural diversity of Canada’s Indigenous people.
The summer solstice is a culturally significant day for many Indigenous peoples and is now acknowledged by celebrations held in towns, cities and First Nations communities across Canada.
The Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary (AAWC), “KEEPING THE CIRCLE STRONG through Mother Earth’s Future Generations”, reflects the pride of our First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities take in their rich heritage, traditions, and cultures and keepers of Mother Earth.
“Keeping the Circle Strong, Through Mother Earth’s Future Generations.”
Our Elders and traditional teachings encourage us to acknowledge our resilience in “Keeping the Circle Strong” for generations and we will continue to do so for generations to come. This theme also expresses how our traditional teachings come from Mother Earth. She encourages us to live a life that will inspire and produce healthy future generations. In “Keeping the Circle Strong” we honor the past, present, and future of our communities and continue to walk in the footsteps of our grandfathers and grandmothers.
Many thanks again, in friendship AAWC Committee