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June 21st, 2011 is the summer solstice AND National Aboriginal Day!!!
The National Indian Brotherhood (now the Assembly of First Nations) originally called for the creation of a National Aboriginal Day back in 1982. From these early discussions, June 21st, the summer solstice, was chosen as the date for this celebration because so many Aboriginal cultures and communities already celebrated their culture and heritage on that day. Finally in 1996 June 21st was officially declared National Aboriginal Day by the Governor General at the time, Romeo LeBlanc.
Below you will find information on the events that I've run across, but there are probably many more. Check out your local friendship centre, community centre, municipal website or school to see what's happening in your area!
All of the events are taking place on Tuesday June 21st unless I've indicated otherwise.
National Aboriginal Day 2011 11:00am - 3:00pm
Heritage Park, #1 Tolen Drive
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Amiskwaciy Academy High School & RBC Royal Eagles Edmonton Buffalo Burger Barbeque & Celebration 11:00am - 2:00pm
Abbey Glen Park - Southeast Corner 102 St & Jasper Ave.
National Aboriginal Day Celebration 1:00 to 4:00p.m.
Centennial Plaza, Edmonton (behind Stanley Milner Library)
(780)477-7961 ext 205 or (780)498-3759
Aboriginal Day Celebration 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3310 Comox Road
Courtenay, British Columbia
National Aboriginal Day - Heartbeat of Nations 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Tke'mlups - Annex building
Kamloops, British Columbia
Trout Lake National Aboriginal Day celebration Meeting for breakfast at 8:30am at:
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society, 1607 East Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
Followed by a celebration march to Trout Lake http://www.bcnationalaboriginalday.com/