Celebrating the Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples

ABORIGINAL AWARENESS WEEK

OTTAWA, ONTARIO | MAY 21-24 2013

Please join us in celebrating the cultures and contributions of Aboriginal peoples during Aboriginal Awareness Week (AAW) from May 21 to 24, 2013. 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 300 Laurier Avenue, West Entrance Lobby, Ottawa on May 21st starting at 12:00pm and the closing ceremony at the Cartier Drill Hall, Laurier Avenue on May 24th starting at 10:00 a.m. 

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