National Aboriginal Day-June 21-will be low-key on the islands this year.
The day coincides with the visit of off-island dignitaries for the signing ceremony in Old Massett (see separate article, this Observer).
In Skidegate, the Band Office will be closed on June 21, and the Old Massett Village Council office is expected to be closed as well, although that could not be confirmed as we went to press.
National Aboriginal Day is into its tenth year this year. And helps celebrate the unique heritage and culture of First Nations’ peoples. It’s part of the Celebrate Canada celebrations, which includes St. Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27) and Canada Day (July 1).
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