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Universal principles for policy-making include giving priority to the best interests of the child, and fair, non-discriminatory treatment.
They're opening up their worlds to all.
A campaign is underway to make it a stat holiday.
Northwest Territories, Yukon recognize the day as a holiday.
Aboriginal Day Live, an annual celebration of Canada's National Aboriginal Day and the summer solstice, has been delighting audiences since 2007. The event features some of the most accomplished Aboriginal musicians, including award-winning and up-and-coming artists.
Each of these books honours Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.
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"No relationship is more important to our government."
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Why do I share this story on National Aboriginal Day? Because the Salluit Running Club is an example of something we don't hear enough of in southern Canada: a good news story from the North. And while it cannot and must not be forgotten that Salluit, like many northern communities, faces significant challenges--including, most tragically, an alarmingly high number of youth suicides--I encountered many reasons for hope during my visit to communities in northern Manitoba, Nunavut and Nunavik.
Unlike our current Prime Minister, I agree with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, as well as with leaders from other orders of government, that ending the violence must start with a national public inquiry into the ongoing tragedy of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
A small First Nations community called Whitecap Dakota, located just outside of Saskatoon, has a lot to celebrate on National Aboriginal Day. When Chief Darcy Bear took office the unemployment rate on reserve was 70 per cent, with the support of his council and community, Chief Bear has brought the unemployment rate down to five per cent.
"It's a chance to celebrate. But it's also a chance to remember what happened."
Happy National Aboriginal Day!
The situation on Grace Islet illustrates a bigger problem with aboriginal and non-aboriginal relationships in British Columbia and Canada. A fundamental inequity exists -- kick over a grave marker in Ross Bay Cemetery and there is public outrage; propose a house above First Nations burial cairns and, as long as you follow "due process," it's given the green-light.
National Aboriginal Day is coming up on June 21. It's a chance for Canadians and indigenous people to reflect on the contributions, culture and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people ac...