Did you know today is National Aboriginal Day? (Canada’s 20th in fact.) June 21st was proclaimed as such back in 1996 by the Governor General of Canada.
Manitoba-born Jeff Ward just contributed a piece to The Globe And Mail: “Why isn’t National Aboriginal Day a statutory holiday?” He cites many reasons why it should be a stat, including that as a stat holiday, business owners and employees can show their respect for indigenous cultures in Canada. He says the North West Territories is the only province or territory to have done so and it’s about time the rest of Canada catches up.
So, for one, did you even know today was National Aboriginal Day? And, for two (take a look at Ward’s article), what do you think about making it a national statutory holiday? Taking your calls and texts after 1pm: 204.780.6868.