What National Aboriginal Day Is All About
Community We asked an Inuit, Métis, and First Nations person what National Aboriginal Day means to each of them. Find out how they celebrate.
What does National Aboriginal Day mean to you?
Susan Aglukark: National Aboriginal Day is a day of honouring and acknowledging our collective histories, a day to celebrate our collective journeys.
Kelly J. Lendsay: This is a day for all Canadians to honour our contribution in helping to build Canada —to celebrate our shared commitment to build inclusive schools, communities, and a strong Canada — socially and economically.
April Wemigwans: It means celebration, being proud and true to be Aboriginal. It means commitment to bringing awareness to culture, and perseverance to be true to oneself and sharing love and laughter.
How are you celebrating National Aboriginal Day?
What can Canadians, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, do to celebrate this important day?
KL: Reach out to each other in friendship and learn about one another — take a walk,
share stories, but most importantly, enjoy laughter together.
AW: There are plenty of events throughout Canada — just attend! You never know what you’ll find. More importantly, have fun, celebrate, and share culture.