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Message of National Indigenous Peoples Day should be heard all year, Elijah Harper's son says

The son of the man who originally called for the establishment of National Indigenous Peoples Day believes Canadians should educate themselves on the first peoples of the land year-round. “It would be great if we taught the history, not the mainstream society, to educate the newcomers and mainstream society as well. ‘Cause as an Aboriginal Canadian…

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Little difference between U.S. child detention and CFS, says Indigenous advocate

Manitoba’s First Nations family advocate says there are around 9,000 Indigenous children in Manitoba who have no reason to celebrate on National Indigenous Peoples Day because they are separated from their families. “When you multiply that by their parents, they’re not celebrating … the extended family,” said Cora Morgan, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs’ First Nations family…

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National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated from coast to coast to coast

People gathered in parks, community centres and public squares across the country on Thursday for National Indigenous Peoples Day. The gatherings ranged in size, from a small community barbecue in Iqaluit, to a mini-powwow that drew about 1,000 people in the Millbrook First Nation, outside Halifax. <a href=”https://t.co/bRsVmJxJzo”>pic.twitter.com/bRsVmJxJzo</a> &mdash;@nicmeloney In B.C. alone there were more…

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day from coast to coast to coast

People gathered in parks, community centres and public squares across the country for National Indigenous Peoples Day. The gatherings ranged in size, from a small community barbecue in Iqaluit, to a mini-powwow that drew about 1,000 people in the Millbrook First Nation, outside Halifax, N.S. <a href=”https://t.co/bRsVmJxJzo”>pic.twitter.com/bRsVmJxJzo</a> &mdash;@nicmeloney In B.C. alone there were more than…

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How National Indigenous Peoples Day was celebrated in Montreal

For Don Barnaby, National Indigenous Peoples Day and festivities like Thursday’s summer solstice ceremony in Montreal are opportunities to build bridges. “To share our culture and let people know that being Indigenous, being Aboriginal, we’re not just the original people of the land, this is something that people get to live every single day,” said Barnaby,…

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Trudeau and B.C. North Coast First Nations announce ocean protection agreement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined First Nations leaders Thursday to announce a partnership with 14 B.C. North Coast First Nations in managing and protecting marine ecosystems along two-thirds of B.C.’s north coast. The press conference, held in Prince Rupert, was scheduled to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day. <a href=”https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@JustinTrudeau</a> in Prince Rupert for announcement about…

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