Celebrating Aboriginal Culture

Posted on September 14, 2012

Celebrations have always been a big part of Aboriginal culture in British Columbia.

Throughout the province, you can find various rodeos, pow wows, round dances and ceremonies happening during the year that celebrate and showcase ancient traditions and colourful displays.

Mike Retasket of the Secwepemc Nation shares and celebrates his culture with visitors to Klahowya Village in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. He says the province’s First Nations have opened their doors to the world, and that letting people share in their celebrations teaches them that First Nation culture is still alive and well.

Over at the Xat’sull Heritage Village in Williams Lake B.C., Mike Stinson of the Xatśūll Nation agrees, saying that sharing Aboriginal culture not only builds community, but also fosters acceptance.

Justin Hall of the Osoyoos Indian Band enjoys celebrating his culture by sharing the excellent and award-winning wines created at Nk’Mip Cellars in the Okanagan and teaching what First Nations communities can accomplish today.

Click here if you’re interested in learning more about Aboriginal celebrations and events.

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