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Why We Exist

National Aboriginal Day History

In 1996, former Governor General, The Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc, proclaimed June 21 to be National Aboriginal Day.  This day provides an opportunity to acknowledge the unique achievements of First Nations, Métis and Inuit in fields as diverse as agriculture, the environment, business and the arts.

On June 21, 2017, the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement announcing the intention to rename this day National Indigenous Peoples Day.

The summer solstice is a culturally significant day for many Indigenous peoples and is now acknowledged by celebrations held in towns, cities and reserves across Canada.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

June 19 -25, 2022

“Keeping the Circle Strong through
Language and Culture.”

AAWC Circle Presents

June 19, 2022 (Sunday)
Indigenous Variety Showcase

June 25, 2022, (Saturday)
Indigenous Handgames
Tournament

June 25, 2022, (Saturday)
National Indigenous
Family Day & POWOW

Thank you 2022 sponsors & partners

AAWC Circle

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