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Aboriginal Day Celebration downtown Smithers

Aboriginal Day Celebrations spilled over into downtown Smithers today.

Over 150 people headed to Second street just outside of Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre to watch traditional dancing and singing, enjoy some burgers, and listen to a moose calling contest.

Presenter Robert Sebastian says this year’s celebration is especially important because of the recent truth and reconciliation commission. He is optimistic about the future.

“Yesterday, we had graduation in Hazelton for 15 Gitksan members of the high school. 15 members of our people had graduated, and that says a lot for the system now,” he says.

National Aboriginal Day is annually celebrated on June 21st.

Sebastian also says it’s important as Canadians to continue helping one another out to make a better community.

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