Kwe’ Kis’ulk, Creator
Tomorrow we celebrate National Aboriginal Day, a day dedicated for all Canadians to celebrate the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to our communities, our provinces and to the development of our country. From coast to coast to coast, we celebrate together.
This year marks 20 years since National Aboriginal Day was created. This national day of recognition is the result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups. This demonstrates that when we work together, and unite our voices with a common goal, we can accomplish great things. Thank you Creator for those who have gone before us and made such a day of celebration an annual event that we look forward to and cherish.
Special events and gatherings have been scheduled for several of our communities across the island. I encourage everyone to take this opportunity to share in the fun and the pride of our unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of the indigenous peoples of Canada.
Creator, please bless this special day for the benefit of all Canadians.
Chief Brendan Mitchell