National Aboriginal Day: Uptown Waterloo
On June 21, Waterloo will celebrate National Aboriginal Day. This day recognizes the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada. National Aboriginal Day in Canada, has cultural significance as the Summer solstice.
Everyone is welcome to join in a celebration of National Aboriginal Day in Waterloo Public Square. The Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre will present a teepee-raising ceremony. This is an opportunity to learn about the history and significance of the teepee and its connection to art, community, and innovation. Traditional teachings of the teepee will be offered by a Knowledge Keeper. Frantastichealth.com will engage audiences in an educational interactive Haudenosaunee dance experience. Elsa Jayne is a First Nations singer-songwriter from Kitchener and a featured performer in the Campfire series.
Teepee Raising and Teachings: 3 - 6 p.m.
Frantastic Interactive Dance: 6 - 7 p.m.
Campfire Performance: 8 - 10 p.m.
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