Living in Northern Alberta, Canada we attended Aboriginal Treaty Days every year. What an amazing celebration of culture. From food, music, and dance these historic events are full of learning and fun!
Canada’s National Aboriginal Day is a day recognizing and celebrating theFirst Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures and contributions each has made to Canada. Today also is Summer Solstice and occurs on the day that has the longest period of daylight.
We celebrated Aboriginal day by attending Treaty Days in Fort MacKay. Opening ceremonies for this First Nations event included the recognizing of three chiefs. A ceremony like this includes a dance, face paint, and placement of headdress on leader.
After this ceremony we made our way over to the Band Hall and experienced a great Surf n’ Turf meal and an old fashion tug-o-war event with Oil Sands sites and service companies participating.