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Statement from PC Critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Lisa Thompson on National Aboriginal Day


The following is a statement from PC Critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Lisa Thompson on National Aboriginal Day:

“Today we celebrate the culture, heritage and history of Ontario and Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The contributions of these communities to the social and economic fabric of our province are an important and rich part of our history, as well as our future.

“Since its inception in 1996, National Aboriginal Day has helped to promote awareness and understanding of all aspects of Indigenous culture, such as art, literature, music, dance, sport, agriculture, business or innovation. It has also been instrumental in promoting knowledge of our shared history and the importance of working together in order to build a brighter future for all.

“As we celebrate our Indigenous friends today, we remain committed to building strong, prosperous, partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies. We look forward to learning and celebrating with you.”

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