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Aboriginal Day June 20 and 21
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APTN will once again be hosting two events for Aboriginal Day Live. This year’s celebration has the largest twin stage location to date, in Halifax. The celebration takes place at the Waterfront on Friday, June 20 and Saturday June 21. This gathering welcomes all to celebrate the distinctiveness and diversity of the First Nations of the region and particularly Mi’kmaq culture.
Friday, June 20
LIGHTING OF THE SACRED FIRE
Listen for and follow the beating of Mi’kmaq drums that will lead you to one of the eight multi-coloured wigwams where the fire will be lit. Stay awhile to learn the cultural significance of this sacred ceremony.
Saturday, June 21
For the early risers and media to celebrate the start of the summer solstice. Be one of the timely and fortunate ones to experience this once a year event.
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wigwams will transform the Halifax Waterfront into a cultural experience featuring the First Nations of the area.
Cultural demonstrations will occur in front of the Wigwams placed throughout the waterfront – basket weaving, quillwork, storytelling, traditional games such as waltes, Mi’kmaq herbal medicines and traditional foods. Eight Wigwams will be placed throughout the site and lit in multicolours from Friday to Saturday evening.
Taste of Mi’kmaki
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Traditional food sampling with Chef Ray Bear
Artisans, Artists and Artwork
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Artisans will be showcasing their wares and selling to the general public throughout the Waterfront. Friends United will also be on site displaying art and artsists from Mi’kmaki on site.
FREE LIVE CONCERT Corner Of Salter And Lower Water Street
8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
APTN deluxe hosts Don Kelly of Fish out of Water and Candy Palmater of The Candy Show ( Candy Palmater)
team up as co-hosts for the live concert. The Aboriginal Day Live Concert Stage at the Sands on Salter bursts with the sounds of A Tribe Called Red, Ashley MacIsaac, Sierra Noble, Black & Grey, J. Hubert Francis, Inez Jasper, Joey Stylez, Melissa Girvan Music, and Radio Radio.]
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