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Video: National Aboriginal Day celebration in Sudbury

20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day

Sudburians gathered in Bell Park to celebrate National Aboriginal Day June 21.

N'Swakamok Native Friendship Centre organized the festival which included a mini pow wow, tipi teachings, comedic performance by Don Burnstick and live music. 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day.

According to the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada website, National Aboriginal Day was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of each year as National Aboriginal Day. 

This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.


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