UVic, Camosun mark National Aboriginal Day

The culture of Canada’s first peoples will be honoured this week, as tomorrow (June 21) is National Aboriginal Day.

The culture of Canada’s first peoples will be honoured this week, as Thursday (June 21) is National Aboriginal Day.

The Office of Indigenous Affairs and First Peoples House at the University of Victoria is hosting an Indigenous student orientation program from June 18 to 21.

The program is aimed at providing adult learners from across Canada the opportunity to travel to UVic to learn about programs and services. Participants will be honoured at a ceremony at First Peoples House from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on June 21.

At the same time (1:30 to 3 p.m. June 21) at the Aboriginal Gathering Place,  Na’tsa’maht, on Camosun College’s Landsdowne Campus, will host a traditional welcome followed by performances from Victoria’s Unity Drummers, the Ahousaht Drummers, a traditional medicine workshop with Della Rice Sylvester, a kids market and a smoked salmon barbecue with bannock.

The event is a collaboration between UVic’s Office of Indigenous Affairs and Camosun’s Aboriginal Education Community Connections Office and CUPE 2081 with the support of TD Bank and VanCity.

nnorth@saanichnews.com

 

 

Just Posted

Hundreds rally in support of horse carriages outside Victoria City Hall

Crowd angry with Coun. Ben Isitt’s motion to ban local horse carriage industry

New virgin queen headlines ‘Bee Day’ at Saanich sanctuary

Taste bee spit and check out the hive at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary this Sunday

Rifflandia Festival cancelled for 2019

Early Bird tickets can be refunded at point of purchase, or held and redeemed for 2020

Five-month bridge closure poses early impacts on drivers during rush hour

Construction began Tuesday on the crossing commonly known as the Bay Street bridge

Several hundred SD 62 students team up to clean the shoreline

Effort aimed at keeping Esquimalt and Albert Head Lagoon trash-free

VIDEO: Canadian, U.S. Coast guards run oil spill response drills

20 vessels were on the water to practice international response methods

POLL: Were you satisfied with the Game of Thrones series finale?

Millions gathered in front of their televisions Sunday night to watch the… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of May 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 to move within 1 game of NBA Finals

Leonard scores 35 as Toronto takes 3-2 series lead over Milwaukee

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses review around ferry workers’ right to strike

B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union collective agreement expires November 2020

Young Victoria distillery earns prestigious Scotch awards

Scottish influences range from techniques to ‘kilted tours’ at award-winning business

Municipalities protest after B.C. declares marijuana crops ‘farm use’

UBCM president seeks answers in letter to John Horgan government

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

Uninsured borrowers must now show they could service their mortgage if rates rose two per cent

Brewpub offers ‘boat valet’ for paddlers during Surfrider celebration tonight

Free ‘Surf Formal’ evening features a local art auction, door prizes, live music

Most Read