The King’s community joins communities across Canada in celebrating National Aboriginal Day on June 21. National Aboriginal Day is a celebration of the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. There are a number of events planned in Halifax.
The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre will host Mawita’jik (“Let Us Gather”) on the Halifax Commons. This gathering will feature a Powwow style dance competition, an Elders tea and a dream catcher workshop, among other events.
On the waterfront, the Aboriginal People’s Television Network has a slate of events planned, starting with a sunrise ceremony and ending with a free concert featuring entertainers from Aboriginal music and television.
Our community is excited to participate in these events, and we thank the organizers for their work and support for indigenous culture and heritage.