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July 19, 2018

TOURISM – Throughout Canada we celebrated National Indigenous Peoples. The day weaved together ceremony with celebration, festivity with sombre reflection, timeless rituals with modern adaptations and all were accompanied by various traditional foods, music, artistry and dance. These events, large and small were joyful, poignant, at times solemn reminders of a history that has been anything but picture perfect.

Indigenous Peoples Day has many meanings for many people. For some, it is a celebration of culture, a proud moment to claim or reclaim their identity.  For others, it is a time of reflection, a time to remember tremendous loss as well as an opportunity to recognize some of the positive gains that have and are being achieved. Notwithstanding the fact that there continues to be a sense of uncertainty and mistrust it is also true that this is mixed together with a renewed suggestion of hope and cautious optimism.  Without question Indigenous Peoples Day carries an ever-growing importance that reflects the significance of the Indigenous role in this lands’ past as well as its future.

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