Tuesday, June 21, 2011

National Aboriginal Day performances

Everyday is a good day to be Aboriginal but I think it's pretty cool that there is a specific day set aside for everyone else to learn about native culture. We were at The Valleys PS in Mississauga this afternoon and one of the first things I noticed was this medicine wheel out in the playground. I seen one out in Kingston as well but this time I had my camera.

We also performed in our own community for the Solidarity Day celebration. Because of our schedule we had to go on second to the last. We have a lot of really great dancers in our community and these that were able to come today are just a few. I am so very proud of being from Six Nations because you can't toss a pebble without hitting an exceptionally talented person. We have great artists, musicians, athletes, etc.

The only other act I got to see was actually my cousin. Cheri Maracle did a set to close out the day of some of her own original songs as well as some jazz classics. I always enjoy seeing her sing and it was awesome that we were at the same place. I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather of the summer solstice. I also hope you had an opportunity to learn even a little about one of the many rich and diverse native cultures here in Canada.

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