Today is the summer solstice, which since 1996 has been celebrated in Canada as National Aboriginal Day. The day will be marked by events and celebrations across the country.
In a statement issued today, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said
“I invite all Canadians to take part in the #NADCanada activities in their community and to learn about the history, cultures and traditions of Indigenous Peoples. The 150th anniversary of Confederation this year reminds us of the legacy of the past. As we look forward to the next 150 years, we commit to move ahead together in a spirit of reconciliation and respect.”
The Prime Minister announced the Government’s intention from here forward to rename the day National Indigenous Peoples Day.
The federal and provincial governments also announced as part of National Aboriginal Day, new affordable rental housing for Indigenous residents in Hamilton .
The celebration of a six-unit apartment complex at 274 Main Street West in Hamilton was held today on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit and the Haudenosaunee.
The facility provides affordable and accessible housing for Indigenous individuals and families.Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing received $660,000 from the Canada-Ontario Investment in Affordable Housing agreement to support the development.
Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing builds and maintains housing for low- to moderate-income Indigenous families. After being damaged by a fire, the facility at 274 Main Street West was restored and redeveloped into affordable housing.
Manning Environmental Law wishes everyone a very happy National Aboriginal Day.
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