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Celebrating the Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples

ABORIGINAL AWARENESS WEEK

OTTAWA, ONTARIO and GATINEAU, QUEBEC | MAY 20-23 2014

Please join us in celebrating the cultures and contributions of Aboriginal peoples during Aboriginal Awareness Week (AAW) from May 20 to 23, 2014. AAW was first introduced in 1992 with the purpose of increasing awareness of Aboriginal peoples within the federal public service. Since that time, it has evolved and grown into a government-wide celebration that gives federal public servants from across Canada the opportunity to participate in a week of interactive activities that honour the diverse cultures and traditions of the Métis, Inuit and First Nation peoples.

Throughout the week, within the National Capital Region, scheduled activities and events will build Aboriginal awareness by showcasing historic and contemporary Aboriginal peoples' contributions to Canadian society and culture. This year's opening ceremony is being held at L’Esplanade Laurier, 300 Laurier Avenue, West Entrance Lobby, Ottawa on May 20th starting at 11:45 a.m. and the closing ceremony at 10 Wellington Ave, Gatineau, Main Floor Lobby on May 23rd starting at 11:45 a.m. 

We encourage you all to join us throughout the week to learn by Celebrating the Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples!