U of L celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to recognize and celebrate the culture and contributions of Indigenous Peoples to communities across Canada. Celebrations were held at the University of Lethbridge on Tuesday which included prayers, storytelling, and a round dance. A father and son drumming team share their experiences of playing together and how it has strengthened their relationship. Troy Delaney says he has learned a lot of culture and history from his father.

The day was first announced as National Aboriginal Day in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada Romeo LeBlanc. In 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement announcing the intention to rename this day National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Naveen Day

Naveen came to Lethbridge in 2018 with experience in broadcast spanning over 20 years. In Winnipeg, he produced two factual entertainment shows for Shaw and Bell MTS prior to his move to Southern Alberta where he quickly ventured out into the world of journalism at Bridge City News. Naveen has a passion for producing thought-provoking and informative news pieces that answer questions we all have in the back of our minds.

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