Kwantlen celebrates National Aboriginal Day at Surrey campus today

The day celebrates the “unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people.”

KPU welcomed its first Elder in Residence

KPU welcomed its first Elder in Residence

NEWTON — KPU invites the public to join in its celebration of Canada’s 20th annual National Aboriginal Day on June 21.

The day is an occasion to celebrate the “unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people.”

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The university is holding an event from 12:30 to 3 p.m. which will include hoop dancing, cedar weaving, a dance performance by Butterflies in Spirit and a special presentation by KPU’s Elder in Residence Lekeyten.

Activities will be held at the university, located at 12666 72nd Ave., in the main atrium.

For an itinerary, click here.

National Aboriginal Day was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Romeo LeBlanc. It was the result of consultations and statements of support such such a day made by various Indigenous groups.

Click here for more information about National Aboriginal Day.