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City of Winnipeg Employees Celebrated National Aboriginal Day
June 24, 2015
As part of the City of Winnipeg’s commitment to Aboriginal relations, employees from across the organization came together to celebrate National Aboriginal day on Friday, June 19, 2015 at the City Hall Courtyard.
The event began with an opening prayer and smudge teaching by Elder Carol Moar, followed by remarks of Mike Pagtakhan, Deputy Mayor and Doug McNeil, Chief Administrative Officer. A variety of Aboriginal artists, performers and vendors livened up the event. Grace Café featured bison smokies, pickerel and wild rice. Free coffee, tea and bannock were offered to all guests and leftovers were donated to Siloam Mission.
Take a look at some of the photos of the event below.
Check out our friends from the Aboriginal Relations Division having fun at the Citizen's Equity Committee's Youth Role Model Awards.
Every year, The City of Winnipeg's Aboriginal Relations Division and the Citizen's Equity Committee team up to deliver a monetary award program to youth between the ages of 15 to 24, followed by a celebration event.
The Youth Role Model Award was formed to recognize and celebrate youth from diverse communities in Winnipeg, towards the effort of building a harmonious, vibrant, multicultural and inclusive society. It's also an approach to honour the young people who brought remarkable contributions to his/her community and display positive role modeling.