What does ‘I Am Indigenous’ mean to you?

To mark National Aboriginal Day, CBC features stories of 18 trailblazers in new interactive

Interactive site at: http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/i-am-indigenous-2017/

read more at:http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/explainer-interactive-i-am-indigenous-1.4169793

 

Autumn Peltier, 12, is a water protector and is one of 18 people featured in CBC's 'I Am Indigenous' project, which aims to tell more positive stories of Indigenous people in Canada.

Autumn Peltier, 12, is a water protector and is one of 18 people featured in CBC’s ‘I Am Indigenous’ project, which aims to tell more positive stories of Indigenous people in Canada. (Supplied)

 

 

 

The Turtle Lodge is sharing this original song for Nibi – the Water. The song was gifted to the Turtle Lodge by Zoongi Gabowi Ozawa Kinew Ikwe (Strong Standing Golden Eagle Woman), Anishnabe Nation, Crane Clan (Ojijak), who received the song in a dream. It is for all to learn and please share widely.

 

Prime minister also announces plans to rename National Aboriginal Day to National Indigenous Peoples Day

By Kathleen Harris

read more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-aboriginal-indigenous-day-1.4170695

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations in Ottawa Wednesday in front of the former U.S. embassy across from Parliament Hill, which will become a space dedicated to Indigenous Peoples.

 

NDP MP Romeo Saganash stood in question period Wednesday afternoon, and speaking in his native Cree, asked Trudeau if he had consulted representatives of the Algonquin People or spoken to the Penoshway family, who were removed from the land now occupying Parliament Hill, before changing the name of Langevin block.

 

Image result for NDP MP Romeo Saganash stood in question period Wednesday afternoon, and speaking in his native Cree, asked Trudeau if he had consulted representatives of the Algonquin People or spoken to the Penoshway family, who were removed from the land now occupying Parliament Hill, before changing the name of Langevin block.

 

 

The Prince Charles Fiddlers at the end of their performance during National Aboriginal Day kickoff at City Centre Mall in Edmonton, June 19, 2017. National Aboriginal Day, officially on June 21, recognizes and celebrates the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.

 

The Prince Charles Fiddlers at the end of their performance during National Aboriginal Day kickoff at City Centre Mall in Edmonton, June 19, 2017. National Aboriginal Day, officially on June 21, recognizes and celebrates the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. ED KAISER

 

A crowd in the thousands, many of them school children, gathered at Victoria Park in Edmonton's river valley in celebration of National Aboriginal Day.

A crowd in the thousands, many of them school children, gathered at Victoria Park in Edmonton’s river valley in celebration of National Aboriginal Day. (Natasha Riebe/CBC)

 

Flag holders

Flag holders led the beginning of the powwow dance Wednesday. (CBC)

 

Powwow dancers

Powwow dancers move to the rhythm of traditional drummers at Victoria Park in Edmonton. (Peter Evans/CBC)

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