Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

June 20, 2008 17:52 ET

Statement by the Honourable Chuck Strahl

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) -

As Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, I invite all Canadians to take part in National Aboriginal Day celebrations on June 21. I also want to highlight that this year marks 400 years of shared culture and history between Aboriginal peoples and Europeans in Canada.

National Aboriginal Day is a day to show our appreciation for the substantial contributions that all Aboriginal people - First Nations, Inuit and Metis - have made to the rich fabric of Canada. It is also an occasion for Aboriginal people to celebrate their ancestral heritage around summer solstice, a day that has been significant to Aboriginal people for generations.

Come and share in the celebrations all across Canada on this important day.

For further information, please visit: www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/nad.

This release is also available on the Internet at http://www.inac.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Minister's Office
    Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl
    Press Secretary
    819-997-0002
    or
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    Media Relations
    819-953-1160