National Aboriginal Day Vancouver celebrations

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Join Canada Place and Port Metro Vancouver for the fourth annual National Aboriginal Day Celebration at Canada Place this Sunday, June 22. Enjoy a wide variety of Aboriginal stage performances, including three-time world champion hoop dancer Alex Wells, as well as drumming and dance workshops, storytelling and artisan demonstrations.

National Aboriginal Day is officially designated on Saturday, June 21, 2014 to coincide with the summer solstice. This is a special opportunity to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. The celebration kicks off at Canada Place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday with a traditional Coast Salish welcome.

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Stage Performances

  • 10:30 a.m. – Traditional Coast Salish Welcome
  • 10:45 a.m. – Coastal Wolf Pack, Musqueam Nation
  • 11:25 a.m. – Children of Takaya, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
  • 11:55 a.m. – Alex Wells, Lil’Wat Nation (three-time world champion hoop dancer)
  • 12:40 p.m. – Dance workshop with Shyama-Priya and Tyler Jacobs, Squamish Nation
  • 1:05 p.m. – Compaigni V’ni Dansi’s Louis Riel Métis Dancers
  • 1:35 p.m. – Children of Takaya, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
  • 2:05 p.m. – Dance workshop with Shyama-Priya and Tyler Jacobs
  • 2:30 p.m. – Alex Wells
  • 3:15 p.m. – Compaigni V’ni Dansi’s Dancers
  • 3:40 p.m. – Dancers of Damelahamid, Gitxsan Nation
  • 4:10 p.m. – Tyler Jacobs Fashion Show

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Workshops and Storytelling

  • All day – Traditional carving by Jody Broomfield
  • All day – Traditional drumming workshop from Nelson Leon and Justin Kelly, Hope and Chillwack
  • 10 a.m. – Dream catcher workshop from Nelson Leon and Justin Kelly
  • 11:15 a.m. – Pow wow drumming workshop with Nelson Leon
  • 11:25 a.m. – Tee-Pee Theatre by Terri-Lyn Storey and the Grandview and Quilchena Schools
  • 1 p.m. – Dream catcher workshop with Takaya Tours (Claudette George), Tsleil-Waututh Nation
  • 1:20 p.m. – Pow wow drumming workshop with Nelson Leon
  • 1:30 p.m. – Tee-Pee Theatre
  • 3 p.m. – Dream catcher workshop with Takaya Tours
  • 3 p.m. – Tee-Pee Theatre
  • 4 p.m. – Pow wow drumming workshop with Nelson Leon

National Aboriginal Day Vancouver 2014

When: Sunday, June 22 starting at 10 a.m.

Where: Canada Place

Website: www.canadaplace.ca

 

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