Celebrating aboriginal heritage
National Aboriginal Day, June 21, is a time for our country's first people and their descendants to celebrate and share their cultures and values with other Canadians.
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WINNIPEG—Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean says the Truth and Reconciliation Commission examining the history of Indian residential schools is helping to refound Canada.
“This is what truth and reconciliation is about. It’s some kind of refoundation of our nation,” she said.
Eighteen leaders of Native American foundations that provide funding and other resources to nonprofit organizations met in Cherokee June 15-17 to design regional networks that will strengthen leadership in Indian Country’s nonprofit sector. The gathering was hosted by Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) and Cherokee Preservation Foundation.Life as writer circles back to his origins
Spokane Valley resident Stan Hughes is on a journey and, while life itself is a journey, Hughes takes it to heart and the proof is in a name. Hughes’ “other” name is Ha-Gue-A-Dees-Sas, a Seneca Indian expression for man seeking his people.
His recently published book “Medicine Seeker – A Beginner’s Walk on the Pathway to Native American Spirituality” is his way of sharing his journey.
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.