Aboriginal art on display
A piece of aboriginal art is more than a hanging on the wall or an accent piece of furniture in a home. There is almost always a story behind each piece and many items will intrigue your sense of touch, smell and sight.
A three-week show from June 8 to June 26 at the Mission Arts Council celebrates aboriginal artwork.
TWO local schools have won a prestigious national award for leading the way in Aboriginal education.
Cabbage Tree Island Public School and Tabulam Public School were both recipients of a Dare to Lead high achievement award, which only four other schools in the country received, at a presentation in Brisbane recently.
For more than 4,000 years, the Victoria area has been home to the Coast Salish people, who originally settled at the Inner Harbour. So it's only fitting that Celebrating National Aboriginal Day in the Capital will feature traditional drums reverberating across the water on Sunday.
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SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Aboriginal graduates celebrated during the sixth annual honour ceremony last Saturday at the Yellowknife River on Saturday.
Students from Sir John Franklin High School, St. Patrick High School, Aurora College's Yellowknife/North Slave Campus and, for the first year, Kalemi Dene School in Ndilo participated in the event.
National Abor≠iginal Day, ON June 21, is a time for our countryís first people and their descendants to celebrate and share their cultures and values with other Canadians.
Itís also a day when all of us can reflect on the place of aboriginal people in our society.