It’s National Aboriginal Day and we have a guest post from Jackie a mom from Edmonton!
Growing up as a ‘city kid’, I rarely had chances to connect with my heritage. Back then, as a society, we weren’t as interested in connecting with something we weren’t familiar with.
Fast forward to 2017. Now we see the benefit of embracing the unfamiliar. I love learning about a way of life that served many nations for hundreds of years. Native culture in its roots are based on concepts that anyone from any cultural background can benefit and thrive in. It’s about embracing the duality in our own and the worlds workings.
Since I can’t edit what this day actually means to me in a sound bite, I encourage you to go out and take part in honoring our world we live in and letting the unfamiliar become familiar. Nothing creates community like a plethora of different people coming together to celebrate the ultimate, love and peace Because the essence of National Aboriginal Day, is love. For our peoples, our community, and our world.
There are celebrations all across our province for National Aborginal Day, listed below are a few:
Alberta Art Gallery – Edmonton
Alberta Legislature Grounds – Edmonton
Wetaskiwin Library – Wetaskiwin
Multicultural Heritage Centre – Stony Plain
Phoenix Education Foundation – Calgary
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre – Grande Prairie
Jasper Community Habitat For The Arts – Jasper
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity – Banff
Where and how will you celebrate National Aboriginal Day?