(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George – June 20, 2018) – On June 21, the summer solstice marks a significant day for Indigenous Peoples across Canada. Recognized as a day to celebrate and acknowledge the successes, accomplishments and achievements of the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
“June 21st is a day to recognize all that our families, communities and Nations have achieved through hard work, tenacity and resilience. Indigenous Peoples have overcome generations of colonialism, racism, oppression, and acts of genocide and we continue to survive and thrive. We must acknowledge the path our ancestors laid before us and continue to work to create a better life for our families and communities,” stated Regional Chief Terry Teegee. “We have a momentous opportunity in front of us, with new standards and principles of engagement established by the Provincial and Federal governments, the work of reconciliation is not easy but it is not without its reward. As Indigenous Peoples, we will continue to advance our Title, Rights and Treaty rights and I look forward to the work ahead.”
The BC Assembly of First Nations encourages First Nations and British Columbia citizens to partake in the many celebrations occurring across the province. Regional Chief Terry Teegee will be in Lheidl T’enneh Territory with his family to celebrate and mark this day.
For further information, contact:
Regional Chief Terry Teegee
Phone: (250) 299-2030
BC Assembly of First Nations