Executive Council
June 21, 2017

Premier Ball Recognizes National Aboriginal Day as a Day to Celebrate and Reflect

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Minister responsible for Intergovernmental and Indigenous Affairs, today invited all citizens to join him in recognizing National Aboriginal Day – a day to reflect on the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and important contributions of Indigenous peoples.

Held annually on June 21, National Aboriginal Day is celebrated across the country, with all Canadians being encouraged to participate in one or more of the almost 200 events and activities that are planned.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to maintaining strong relationships with Indigenous governments and organizations throughout the province. As part of that, Premier Ball recently hosted the first-ever Provincial Indigenous Leaders Roundtable – an initiative of The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador. The roundtable is intended to be held annually, and provides a new forum through which Indigenous governments and organizations can make progress on matters of common interest with the Provincial Government.

“National Aboriginal Day is a great opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to come together to learn about and experience Indigenous cultures. I encourage everyone to participate in the events arranged to recognize this occasion, and appreciate the rich and diverse history of Indigenous peoples and communities in our province.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Learn more
The Way Forward - thewayforward.gov.nl.ca

List of events and activities being held on National Aboriginal Day - www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/celebrate-canada-days/aboriginal-day/activities.html external link

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Media contact
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Office of the Premier

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