City celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Media are invited to join Mayor Gregor Robertson and guests as the City of Vancouver celebrates National Aboriginal Day.

The Mayor will read a Proclamation recognizing National Aboriginal Day in Vancouver.

Guest speakers will discuss the importance of the City’s Aboriginal culture and initiatives, such as the Dialogues Project, which are working to build bridges between First Nations and Vancouver’s diverse communities.

When:           Tuesday, June 22, 2010 – 1:00 pm

Where:  Vancouver City Hall 
                Council Chambers 
                453 West 12th Avenue


The event will also include a display of 14 panels designed to increase knowledge, awareness and understanding of Vancouver’s Aboriginal communities. The panels were created by the Vancouver Police Department in consultation with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

National Aboriginal Day was established on June 21 by the federal government in 1996 as a way to encourage Canadians to recognize the diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. The event highlights the contributions of these communities to the development of Canada. The theme of this year’s event is “Power of Youth, Wisdom of Elders”.

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