National Aboriginal Day June 21


(June 21, 2015) (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) interim president Dr. Dawn Harvard is looking forward to the celebrations that are taking place across the country to mark National Aboriginal Day on June 21. This day is a special day set aside for Aboriginal peoples to celebrate their unique history, culture and traditions and for all Canadians to recognize and acknowledge their distinctive place in Canada as the First Peoples of this great land.

“This day is special for us as Aboriginal peoples. We are proud of our heritage, our cultures and traditions and invite all Canadians to attend a National Aboriginal Day event occurring in their area. Only by learning and respecting each other’s ways can we expect to achieve peaceful and harmonious co-existence in Canada. A Canada that is free of racism and discrimination,” said interim president, Dr. Dawn Harvard.

National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated in a variety of ways such as pow-wows, concerts, festivals or other special events. NWAC is hoping that Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal Canadians take the time to participate at a National Aboriginal Day event and would encourage you to invite family, friends and neighbours to join in the festivities as well!


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For information please contact:

Claudette Dumont-Smith
Executive Director
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
Toll free 1-800-461-4043
Tel.: 613-722-3033 x. 223


National Aboriginal Day June 21