National Aboriginal Day at The Front Plaza of Canada Place Vancouver

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Front Plaza of Canada Place

This celebration kicks off with a traditional Coast Salish welcome, followed by a variety of Aboriginal performances, including traditional dances, storytelling and more. National Aboriginal Day is officially designated on June 21 each year to coincide with the summer solstice. This is a special opportunity to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

National Aboriginal Day celebration at Canada Place
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Main Stage – Front plaza of Canada Place

11:00 a.m. – Traditional Coast Salish Welcome
11:15 a.m. – The Wild Moccasin Dancers Workshop
12:15 p.m. – Chinook Song Catchers (Squamish)
12:50 p.m. – Marijosee
1:50 p.m. – TBC
2:50 p.m. – Children of Takaya (Haida and Tsimshian)
2:30 p.m. – Chinook Song Catchers (Squamish)
3:30 p.m. – Traditional Hoop Dancer
4:15 p.m. – Sister Says (Haida and Tsimshian)

Between Sets DJ O Show

Workshops, Storytelling & Other Activities – along The Canadian Trail
Artisan Marketplace
Traditional Carving with Jody Broomfield
Drum Making Workshop with Justin Kelly & August Williams – Native Thunder Productions

Dance Workshop with Shyama-Priya

Pow Wow Drumming Workshop with Justin Kelly & August Williams – Native Thunder Productions

Tee-Pee Theatre by Terri-Lyn Storey and the Grandview & Quilchena Schools

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