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National Aboriginal Day 2011 Events

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.
Edmonton, Alberta

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

British Columbia:

Aboriginal Day Celebration
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3310 Comox Road
Courtenay, British Columbia
Ramona Johnson

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

National Aboriginal Day Gathering
Rocky Point Park, Port Moody BC


Aboriginal Day Live
June 18th
The Forks, 201 - One Forks Market Road
Winnipeg MB
(204)947.9331 ext. 358
W: http://www.aboriginaldaylive.ca

8th Annual National Aboriginal Day Event
10:00am to 4:00pm
Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, 45 Robinson Street, Winnipeg MB

National Aboriginal Day at the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Indian and Métis Friendship Centre
Winnipeg MB

The Manito Ahbee Festival Aboriginal Day Celebrations at the Red River Ex
Pow Wow Grand Entry at 1:00pm
Concert starts at 8:00pm
Red River Exhibition Park, Central Park Lawn & Stage
Winnipeg MB

National Aboriginal Day in Thompson
9:00am to 11:30pm
Mclean Park
Thompson MB

MMF Celebrates Aboriginal Day
Starts 9:00am
Selkirk Park
Selkirk MB


National Aboriginal Day
Starts 6:00am
Fort William Historical Park
Thunder Bay


Rendez-vous Spirituel
Starts 5:00 am (sunrise)
Plage Tomoqua (facing Cenacle St-Pierre 12270 Notre-Dame)
Pointe-du-Lac, Trois-Rivières, Quebec

National Manawan Aboriginal Day
June 21-22, 2011
Manawan, Quebec

National Aboriginal Day Celebrations
Amiti Autochtone de Val d'Or Centre - 1272 7th Street
Val d'Or, Quebec


National Aboriginal Day Celebration
Wanuskewin Heritage Park
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

National Aboriginal Day Celebration
Starts 9:00am
Wascana Park, Regina