Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Honoring Mother Earth, The City celebrates Aboriginal Awareness Week

On June 17, Mayor Nenshi proclaimed June 16 – 22  Aboriginal Awareness Week in Calgary. The week kicked off with a celebration at Olympic Plaza on Monday, featuring Aboriginal speakers and performers, including Chief Roy Whitney, Elder Victoria Crowchild, and Elder Dave Courchene and “throat-boxer” Nelson Tagoona.

The theme for the event was “Honouring Mother Earth” and speakers talked of the importance of nurturing our connection to nature and to each other as ultimately we are all interconnected. Understanding that interconnection will lead to increased understanding of the responsibilities we have to care for each other and the world in which we live.

Events take place all week through the city. Please visit www.aawc.ca for more information including a full listing of events.

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