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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day in Saskatchewan
In many countries around the world, the longest day of the year holds special cultural and spiritual significance. In Canada, this special time is when we observe National Aboriginal Day, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions to Canada of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Saskatchewan’s past and present are deeply connected to the culture, history and traditions of First Nations and Métis people. Stories of Saskatchewan’s past include tales of legendary chiefs like Poundmaker and Big Bear, and Métis leaders Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont. Today’s modern Saskatchewan Aboriginal culture is one that honours the past while building toward an exciting future.
On June 21, National Aboriginal Day celebrations will happen across the province. Here is a sampling of what’s happening:
National Aboriginal Day Celebrations - Wascana Centre, Regina
National Aboriginal Day Celebrations - Friendship Park, Saskatoon
National Aboriginal Day - Prince Albert National Park
National Aboriginal Day Celebrations - Regent Park, Regina
National Aboriginal Day - Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon
National Aboriginal Day Open House - Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre