Celebrate National Aboriginal Day!

On June 21st, Canadians from all walks of life are invited to participate in the many National Aboriginal Day events that will be taking place from coast to coast to coast.

Proclaimed by the Governor General in 1996, National Aboriginal Day provides an opportunity to acknowledge the unique achievements of First Nations, Métis and Inuit in fields as diverse as agriculture, the environment, business and the arts.

A truly nationwide celebration, National Aboriginal Day is part of the federal government’s Celebrate Canada! program, which also includes Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27) and Canada Day (July 1).

Here are a select number of related girl programming activities that you could do with your unit to learn more about the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, and to help girls be confident, resourceful and courageous, and to make a difference in the world:

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All Branches

Cross Canada Challenge: The Territories

Cross Canada Challenge: The Territories

Sparks

The World Around Me keeper: Aboriginal Crafts

The World Around Me keeper: Aboriginal Crafts

Brownies

Aboriginal Peoples in Canada interest badge

Aboriginal Peoples in Canada interest badge

Guides

Heritage interest badge: #3, 5, 6

Heritage interest badge: #3, 5, 6

Pathfinders

Be a Model Citizen/Citizenship Certificate: Multiculturalism in Canada section

Be a Model Citizen/Citizenship Certificate: Multiculturalism in Canada section

Rangers

  • Community Connections program area: #13

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