Carp Aboriginal Day is June 17th

For Immediate Release

Anglican church in Carp, Ontario invites everyone to honour, learn, and explore indigenous history, relationships, music, and food at a FREE community event on June 17th

Carp, May 29: The Anglican Parish of Huntley announced that it will host a free community event to honour and celebrate Aboriginal Day. This community-wide celebration will take place on Saturday, June 17th from 10am – Noon at 3774 Carp Road in Carp, Ontario (outdoors if weather permits).

The morning celebration provides an opportunity to foster understanding and healing between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples throughout our community and to honour National Aboriginal Day (NAD); celebrated in June each year in recognition of the unique heritage, the diverse cultures and the outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

As part of the day Cree leaders Elaine & Theland Kicknosway will lead the Kairos Blanket Exercise (starting at approximately 10:30am); a teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Please bring your own blanket to add to the exercise if you are able (there will be several available!).

The Reverend Monique Stone of the Parish of Huntley said the following;

We are excited to welcome the community to a morning of drumming, food sampling, learning and participating in this very special day. All are welcome and the event is FREE!

The event has been sponsored by the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa’s All My Relations Working Group and the Healing and Reconciliation Fund. For more information please call the Parish office at 613-839-3195 or visit www.huntleyparish.com

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