10/28/2011 10:34 EDT | Updated 12/28/2011 05:12 EST

Restoring sites, celebration day among ideas to recognize African Nova Scotians

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government says it has received a number of ideas on how to establish a lasting form of recognition for African Nova Scotians.

Seven consultation sessions were held across the province this past spring.

Percy Paris, minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs, says he's pleased with the number of suggestions as well as the thoughtfulness of the feedback.

The most common ideas include holding a community day of celebration and building or restoring sites of significance around Nova Scotia.

The Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs has released a report highlighting the ideas and the public is invited to provide further input.

The office says it will work with community organizations in hopes of developing a proposal for the 2012-13 fiscal year.