National Aboriginal Day is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of Inuit, Métis and First Nations peoples, discover the unique accomplishments of Aboriginal peoples in fields as varied as agriculture, the environment and the arts, and celebrate their significant contribution to Canadian society.
NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY EVENT ACTIVITIES
EVENT ONE (1)
GATHERING OF PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP
9:00AM to 10:00AM
OPENING CEREMONY, FLAG (NBAPC) RAISING
SMUDGING, PRAYER WELCOMING SONG
Special Guest Speakers
GATHERING SONG and DRUMMING CIRCLE
Elders, Teachers, Heritage Performers: Carlos Gomes, Cony Brienza, Spirit of the Four Winds (Sheila Croteau).
This is a FREE public celebration for all ages and backgrounds.
Everyone is welcome and invited to attend!
Saint John City Hall (Outside)
15 Market Square, Saint John New Brunswick
Honorable Lt. Governor Graydon Nicholas
John MacKenzie, Councillor City of Saint John
John MacKenzie, Councillor for the City of Saint John
Joe Theriault, CUPE Member, CUPE NB Equality Committee, CUPE National Rainbow Committee
EVENT TWO (2)
CELEBRATE CANADA FILM SERIES
Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: New Brunswick Museum – Mary Oland Theatre,
1 Market Square, Saint John NB
2:00pm Spirit of the Trees: Living Knowledge (NE) 28min31sec
2:45pm Aboriginality (Animation) 13min59sec
3:00pm Spirit of the Trees: People of the Cedar (NW) 28min31sec
3:30pm Spirit of the Trees: Living Knowledge (NE) 28min31sec
This is a free multicultural film series presentation.
Everyone is Welcome!
Host: Sheila Croteau President/Chief New Brunswick Aboriginal People’s Council Local 10
A project in partnership with the Multicultural Association of Saint John Inc. (M.A.S.J. Inc.), the City of Saint John, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, New Brunswick Division and the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council Local 10.
Federal Government of Canada – Canadian Heritage
Celebrate Canada Funding Program
GATHERING OF PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP LOGO
The Gathering of Peace and Friendship Logo was designed exclusively for the use of the MASJ Inc. Celebrate Canada’s Gathering of Peace and Friendship, a National Aboriginal Day Celebration by Shane Perley-Dutcher for the purpose of this Facebook Event Page and all related promotional materials directly related to this National Aboriginal Day Project.
For more information please contact us.
Multicultural Association of Saint John Inc.
Executive Director and Project Coordinator Melana Iverson
Phone: (506) 849-8778
Fax: (506) 635-0206