Plans for aboriginal day underway

National Aboriginal Day or First Nations Day was created by people in the First Nations communities in 1982.

  • Jun. 15, 2012 3:00 p.m.

National Aboriginal Day or First Nations Day was created by people in the First Nations communities in 1982. National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed in 1996 by former Governor General Romeo LeBlanc.

Many aboriginal peoples celebrate the summer solstice. June 21 is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, marking a  change of seasons.

Little Shuswap Indian Band will be holding a celebration June 21, complete with music and fireworks starting at 10:30 p.m. at Quaaout Lodge.

A bingo will be held in the Skwlax Hall, doors open at 5 p.m., early bird starts at 6:10.Contact Joan Arnouse at 250-679-3203 or  250-574-3756.

The proclamation for National Aboriginal Day makes June 21 an official day of celebration recognized by the Crown. The Constitution of Canada recognizes the existing rights of aboriginal peoples of Canada, including Indian, Inuit and Métis.