The 2015 event included the following:
Saturday June 20 (at FWFN, Mt. McKay) Entertainment – noon to 10 pm
Gravel Road Band JC Wilkinson Band Tiina Flank Visual Past – Alex Ranger Shabastik – (and Sunday Feast) Jamie Labrador (and Sunday Feast) Ira Johnson Devon Meekis Chris Talarico Claudia Lockman Cassidy Houston Natasha Fisher / Hanna Fisher
Sunday June 21 (at FWFN, Mt. McKay) Powwow, entertainment, vendors, crafters and Feast
6 am Sunrise Ceremony 11 am Opening Ceremonies 12 pm Grand Entry/powwow 5 pm Feast/Entertainment 7 pm Giveaways 8 pm Closing Ceremonies
The 2015 event was held on Father’s day. For that reason, the committee decided to hold the Honouring Our Men Recognition Awards.
The National Aboriginal Day Men’s recognition award recognized men for honouring and demonstrating the teachings of the Seven Grandfathers: Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility and Truth.
The awards were given to seven outstanding First Nations, Métis or Inuit leaders, mentors and individuals who has made a major difference in the lives of Aboriginal people in the Thunder Bay area.
The three categories were youth, adult and elders.
The seven men honoured with an award were:
– Joshua Sinoway
– Gabe Picard
– Oliver Rusnak
– Marc Laliberty
– John Dixon
– Leonard Pelletier
– Gene Nowegejick.
Along with the awards, each man present at the event was gifted with a fire bag and honoured with a dance.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for the National Aboriginal Day 2015 event.
Without their support this event would not be possible!
National Aboriginal Day 2015 in the News
National Aboriginal Day Celebrated at Fort William First Nation