Indigenous Heritage Month launched

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Set to commence with a religious service on August 31 and a Ceremonial launch on September 1, Indigenous Heritage Month 2018 will be held under the theme: Celebrations “Proud of our Indigenous Identity – Celebrating in Unity” is most fitting since it “succinctly places into view the path that we as Indigenous peoples should be on”.

The celebration of our first people will also include: Cultural Extravaganza and Food and Craft Exhibitions from September 1-5, Indigenous Art Exhibition September 7-29, Celebration of the Life and Work of Stephen Campbell September 10, National Village Day September 15, Educational Tour September 10-14, Educational Lecture Series September 7-28, Heritage Sports September 21-23 and the Annual Heritage Dinner September 29.

The schedule of activities can also be found on the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Facebook Page.

Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs and Vice President, Sydney Allicock, said, “the Ministry has been working tirelessly towards the planning and execution of these events, it is expected that as we plan every year we seek to raise the standards from the previous years, to continuously raise the bar and challenge ourselves”.

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