Monument to aboriginal war veterans in Confederation Park, Ottawa, Canada

Update — National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating Indigenous Cultures, Heritage and Achievements

(Disponible en français : Mise à jour — Journée nationale des Autochtones : Célébrer la culture, le patrimoine et les réalisations autochtones) On June 21, hundreds of communities across Canada will hold numerous events for National Aboriginal Day to celebrate Indigenous cultures and contributions to Canada. These events will include workshops, traditional games, pow-wows, cultural…

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Parliament Remembers

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians will pause for a moment of silence to honour the more than 118,000 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Formerly known as “Armistice Day”, Remembrance Day commemorates the armistice agreement between the Allies and Germany that…

On your marks, get set and go… to Rio de Janeiro!

In 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be the host city of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. This will be the first time a South American country will host the world at Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Olympic Games will take place from 5 to 21 August and will involve some 10,500 athletes from over 200…

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Parliament Remembers

Karen Norman and Mayra Perez-Leclerc Legal and Social Affairs Division On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians will pause for a moment of silence to honour the more than 118,000 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Formerly known as “Armistice Day”, Remembrance Day…

Monument to aboriginal war veterans in Confederation Park, Ottawa, Canada

National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating Aboriginal Cultures, Heritage and Achievements

Brittany Collier Legal and Social Affairs On June 21, hundreds of communities across Canada will hold numerous events for National Aboriginal Day to celebrate Aboriginal cultures and contributions to Canada. These events will include workshops, traditional games, pow-wows, cultural celebrations, concerts and wreath-laying ceremonies. Until recently, accounts of Canadian history have excluded the roles and…