Aboriginal organizations have their say about the celebrations in 2017
WINNIPEG, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, met with representatives of Aboriginal organizations today in Winnipeg to find out how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. All Canadians are invited to have their say by completing an online questionnaire at Canada.ca/150.
- The Government of Canada is holding roundtables this winter with individuals who are active in their communities and represent a wide range of organizations or groups from across the country.
- Both the roundtable participants and Canadians who complete the online questionnaire will be asked five key questions.
- The data collected will provide insight into the types of activities and projects that resonate most with Canadians and will help us plan the celebrations.
- Over the next three years, as we approach the anniversary, we will celebrate key historic milestones that have defined our country.
"Aboriginal people have helped shape our country's identity, and they continue to occupy a special place within Canada today. This is why I'm pleased to hear their ideas today about the 150th anniversary of Confederation. As we shape plans for this important event, I encourage Canadians from across this country to let our Government know how they want to celebrate Canada's history, values, and traditions."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
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SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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