National Aboriginal Day event at Xwaaqw’um

Salt Spring is invited to spend this Father’s Day at a family friendly cultural gathering on Xwaaqw’um Beach to connect in celebrating and learning about Coast Salish culture and traditions and to nurture “Sound Relations” between settlers and First Nations peoples in honour of National Aboriginal Day.

Everyone is welcome to join in all or part of the day at Burgoyne Bay by the welcoming poles, to help build a bridge of reconciliation, understanding and sharing. Events go from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Participants will get a chance to see traditional dancing from the Tzinquaw Dancers from Cowichan, who were a big hit at the Coast Salish Cultural Day at Mahon Hall in February 2016,” said information provided by event co-organizer Joe Akerman. “Also joining the celebration are the Unity Drummers and Singers from Victoria, who will teach us some songs and guide us in drumming together. Bring a drum if you have one.”

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