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Culture of First Nations Peoples celebrated in Pembroke on Indigenous Peoples Day – Community Press

Jul 09, 2024

National Indigenous Peoples Day in Pembroke celebrated the history, culture, and contributions of First Nations peoples to Canada.

The event was hosted by Waka-ehi Lodge, which is part of Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County (FCSRC), at Pembroke Waterfront Park on June 21.

The celebration began around 11 a.m. with a cleansing smudge conducted by Elder Aimee Bailey.

“Waka-ehi Lodge and FCSRC was very proud to have ‘all nations’ come to learn more about National Indigenous Peoples Day,” said Kerry Fortin, family and community engagement worker at FCSRC. “We were very happy with the day and hope it only gets bigger as we try to bring more knowledge about the day.”

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