Celebrate National Aboriginal Day

June 16, 2006

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau, Quebec, June 16, 2006 — On June 21, the Canadian Museum of Civilization is pleased to be providing the Grand Hall and the First People’s Hall to Turtle Island Tourism for the National Aboriginal Day celebration recognizing First Nation, Métis and Inuit cultures through workshops and activities.

Start off the day by attending the Opening Ceremonies. Then, join in the numerous workshops where you can play interactive games, participate in storytelling, learn to hoop dance and watch performances by many talented Aboriginal entertainers. Don’t miss out on the tours of the First Peoples Hall where you will also have the opportunity to participate in activities with specialized artists.

During the lunch break, surrounded by the magnificent totem poles in the Grand Hall, enjoy the concert line-up with Hip Hop artist Lakota Jonez, Métis guitarist Don Freed, two-time world champion hoop dancer Lisa Odjig, and others.

National Aboriginal Day Events
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Various locations in the Canadian Museum of Civilization
Free access to the Grand Hall and the First Peoples Hall
Registration required

Registration can be done through Turtle Island Tourism by calling (613) 564-9494 or by email at http://www.aboriginalexperiences.com.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: (819) 776-7167
Fax: (819) 776-7187

Trina Mathers-Simard
President, Aboriginal Experiences
Tel.: (613) 564-9494
E-mail: trina@aboriginalexperiences.com

2006-06-16 00:00:00.000