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Town celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day – battlefordsNOW

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2022145 Views

It was a day to celebrate Indigenous culture when the Town of Battleford hosted National Indigenous Peoples Day on Thursday.

While the day officially takes place June 21, the town wanted to give more people an opportunity to attend other events in the community at that time, so held its celebration a little earlier.

Powwow dancers performed in the afternoon in downtown Battleford, followed by a Round Dance in which town councillors and Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie also joined hands to take part.

“We’re very honoured to host this day in Battleford,” Leslie said. “The history of the town of Battleford, and the Fort and other things is one that we’re trying to slowly change, bridge the communities, and help us bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous together to celebrate and move forward on a path of success together, and grow our communities stronger and better into the future as a collective group.”

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