June 21, 2008

Happy National Aboriginal Day!

Comedy, music flow at National Aboriginal Day eventsNational Aboriginal Day, established by the federal government in 1996, follows in the vein of earlier Aboriginal Solidarity Day celebrations—which since 1982 had celebrated the heritage, culture and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis people of Canada.

[Comedian Don] Kelly will host the live event in Yellowknife, with a lineup that includes singer-actor Tamara Podemski, rock group Diga, blues act Indigenous and rapper Litefoot. In Winnipeg, actor Lorne Cardinal will host as musical acts like country star Shane Yellowbird take the stage.

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