Nation to Nation…

It is National Aboriginal Day. Or National Aboriginal Solidarity day. Created in 1996 to mark indigenous contributions to the country it has become a day of celebration of indigenous culture, history and now even spirituality. Sunrise ceremonies are held, last year with the Prime Minister, cities gear up for celebrations of pow wow dancing, and events, you can even buy a few souvenirs. At Six Nations its a community pot luck picnic and amusement park rides in an event that doesn’t really get busy until after 3 p.m. when students get out of school. Some band offices close down and other organizations may mark the day by closing for celebrations. But the majority of people won’t get to participate because after more than 20 years it still isn’t an official…

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