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