Oki, Tansi, Danit’ada, Aba-wath-tech, Paarutit, Hello!
The Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary theme for 2023 “KEEPING THE CIRCLE STRONG – “Honoring Mother Earth and water” reflects the pride that our First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities take in their rich heritage, traditions, and cultures through being the caretakers of Mother Earth and water the giver of life.
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 expresses how our traditional way of life by honoring Mother Earth and water the givers of life encourage 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. Join us in this celebration.
The overall key messages are:
- Empowering the next generation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples to reclaim and instill pride, cultural knowledge and education in our communities by being positive role models
- Moving forward as a nation to reclaim our identity and legacy through language and culture.
- Encouraging our community to walk a path of respect, reconciliation, honor, and courage, with thoughts of generations to come.
- Keeping the circle strong with our traditions, songs, dances and languages
Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary
June 17 -23, 2024
KEEPING THE CIRCLE STRONG
“Honoring Mother Earth and Water”
June 21, 2024, (Friday)
National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 22, 2024, (Saturday)
Family Day & Powwow
Elbow River Camp, Enmax Park
Thank you 2023 Sponsors & Partners
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