National Indigenous People’s Day [90+ Latest Quotes] #6 | Messages | SMS

National Aboriginal Day  is a day recognising and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples in Canada.

The day was first celebrated in 1996, after it was proclaimed that year by then Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc, to be celebrated on 21 June annually.

21 June was chosen as the statutory holiday for many reasons-including its cultural significance as the Summer solstice, and the fact that it is a day on which many Aboriginal groups traditionally celebrate their heritage.

On 21 June 2017, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement pledging to rename the event National Indigenous People’s Day.

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde supported the proposed change, called it an “important step,” citing the terminology used in the landmark United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

 

National Indigenous People’s Day Quotes/Messages

National Aboriginal day for me is a day to acknowledge and celebrate the vibrant and thriving First Nation, Metis and Inuit cultures in the territory we now know as Canada. We are all treaty people and it is a great opportunity to show support and honour the indigenous peoples in our community both past and present. My favorite part of National Aboriginal day is heading downtown to take part in the festivities, check out the craft tables and re-connect with friends and community members. There is always delicious bannock and great performances!


National Aboriginal Day is a day for recognizing of Canada’s first peoples. I look forward to a time when this day is a holiday and, simply, a celebration. For now, however, there is too much to be done, especially for settler Canadians. Colonization has left a legacy of dispossession for indigenous peoples. Settler Canadians have a responsibility to do more than simply understand and acknowledge. I hope that National Aboriginal Day will remind us of our duty to proactively engage in reconciliation. I am proud that the University of Alberta has begun to take up this challenge, though I know we have a long way to go.


National Aboriginal Day is a day to showcase the beautiful and diverse cultures of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people.  And it is a day for Canadians to recognize and appreciate the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples’ contribution to the creation of Canada.


Celebrating the community that we are in.  Thinking about and respecting those that came before us, with an appreciation and an eye to the future.


National Aboriginal Day is a day to showcase the beautiful and diverse cultures of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people.  And it is a day for Canadians to recognize and appreciate the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples’ contribution to the creation of Canada.


National Aboriginal Day is a day to showcase the beautiful and diverse cultures of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people.  And it is a day for Canadians to recognize and appreciate the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples’ contribution to the creation of Canada.


I see National Aboriginal Day being really important in our communities. In our Indigenous communities, our offices close and the members of the community take the day to join community celebrations and gatherings. In the city, it can be a little harder because many people still have to work and we do not often take the time to reflect on the contemporary and historical contributions of Indigenous people in this country. In this time of reconciliation, I see some great opportunities to expand the impact of National Aboriginal Day on our campus and in our city.


Many things run through my mind. Mostly, it’s an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to celebrate Indigenous culture and heritage. It’s an opportunity to move forward on the Truth and Reconciliation recommendations. And it’s an opportunity to recognize the U of A’s role in reaching out to Indigenous students and communities to help build a better university, province, and nation.  


National Aboriginal Day is important not only because it recognizes the valuable contributions of Aboriginal peoples to the country of Canada but also because it takes place during what is, for many Aboriginal peoples, a spiritually and ceremonially important time of year – summer solstice. As such, it is also a day for Aboriginal peoples to reflect on our histories, our leaders, our territories and our self-determination.

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