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Walking Together

Aboriginal Awareness Week

Inuit throat singers Inuit throat singers Charlotte Qamaniq and Cynthia Pitsiulak
© Charlotte Qamaniq

Gatineau, Quebec - May 19th - 22nd, 2015

Traditional hoop dancing Traditional hoop dancing at Museum of History during Aboriginal Awareness Week
© Parks Canada

Please join us in celebrating of our Aboriginal colleagues during Aboriginal Awareness Week (AAW) from May 19 to 22, 2015.

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 awareness by showcasing Aboriginal peoples' contributions to Canadian public service. We suggest you contact your employment equity Chair or Champion for Aboriginal Peoples for a list of activities that are being organised by your department.

This year's opening and closing ceremonies organized by Parks Canada are being held at the Parks Canada Place, 30 Victoria Street, main floor, Gatineau on May 19th starting at 10:30 a.m. and on May 22nd starting at 12 noon.

We encourage you all to join your Aboriginal colleagues throughout the week to learn by Walking Together!