Aboriginal Day Celebrated with Traditional Music and Dance

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A celebration in recognition of National Aboriginal Day took place at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre on June 21, 2016.

It was a beautiful sunny day and the celebration featured tradional music, singing, dancing and food.

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Morning entertainment was provided by Robert Severight from Cote First Nation and his three children.

Robert provided some background on various styles of each dance before drumming and singing as each of his children danced.

Tanisha, age 14 (above) is a
Women’s Traditional Dancer

Talon, age 11 (above right)is a
Jr. Men’s Traditional Dancer

Treaune, age 7 (right) is a
Grass Dancer

Local talent also took to the stage with music and dancing.

Several school classes from the Valley took the time to take in the activities.

Everyone in attendance was invited to join hands to form a circle and dance.

Following the morning activities, everyone in attendance was invited inside for a free stew and bannock lunch with cake and refreshments.