National Aboriginal Day

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day: the Importance of Culture and Health

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Heritage, culture, and language constitute the backbone of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada. A strong and vibrant culture is directly related to healthy people. Strong connection to culture plays an active role in health promotion. As the … Continue reading

Message from the CEO on National Aboriginal Day

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Ottawa, ON (June 21, 2011) –The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) is proud to celebrate National Aboriginal Day.  Many fun and exciting events will be held all across Canada for 11 days starting on June 21st.  Celebrate Canada festivities over … Continue reading

The History of National Aboriginal Day

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The first call for a day to recognize the culture and contributions of the many First Nations, Inuit and Metis people of Canada goes back to 1982. It was then that the National Indian Brotherhood, which is now the Assembly of First Nations, called for the creation of a National Aboriginal Day. Even then there was no question as to when the event should be observed, with the Brotherhood calling for the celebrations to be observed on June 21 – the summer solstice. Continue reading