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June 20, 2017

National Aboriginal Day – June 21

June 21 is Canada’s National Aboriginal Day which is meant to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.  The day was first celebrated in 1996 after it was proclaimed by then Governor General Roméo LeBlanc, 14 years after it was first called for by several Aboriginal groups.

June 21 often coincides with the summer solstice and was therefore chosen as National Aboriginal Day because of its cultural significance in aboriginal cultures.   National Aboriginal Day has become an integral part of a series of “Celebrate Canada” days that starts with National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Quebec’s National Holiday on June 24 (aka St-Jean Batiste day), Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and concluding with Canada Day on July 1.

Please join CEIU in recognizing National Aboriginal Day.

To learn about the benefits of self-identifying with CEIU, please visit CEIU’s Human Rights and Race Relations Committee’s website at www.neveralone.ca

Terry Helary & Rod Cunningham
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Representatives
Human Rights/Race Relations Committee (HR/RR)

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