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Aboriginal Day Parade in Burns Lake

The six different First Nations that represent the area filled Government Street in Burns Lake with drumming, dancing, and First Nation’s culture.

John Nowski with the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation says the event is important to celebrate indigenous cultures.

“It means a lot to recognize our heritage. We’ll be celebrating it with Lake Babine and traditional dancers down at the Park.”

The parade finished at Spirit Square Park for a Ceremony. The Parade was led by the Burns Lake Band since it was on their territory.

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“Most of the first Nations enter as an adult or a traditional category even with children. Some of them have an elaborate dance with drummers sand singers with some walking along with their drummers behind them.”

Aboriginal day is celebrated in Smithers at Bovill Square from 12-4 with dance and music.

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