Statement by Premier King on Aboriginal Awareness Week
Premier Dennis King issued the following statement recognizing Aboriginal Awareness Week:
“For close to 30 years, Aboriginal Awareness Week has helped Canadians and Islanders gain a greater understanding and appreciation for Mik’maq and other Indigenous cultures, histories and communities across our country.
One of the reasons Prince Edward Island is such an incredible place is because of our people. We stand to gain a great deal when we take the time to not only recognize the important role Indigenous peoples historically have had in our country, but also acknowledge the important role they continue to have in shaping the character of our communities and defining who we are. Our unique Island mosaic is deeply rooted in our diverse cultural history, which includes Mi’kmaq traditions and language.
This week, I hope all Islanders will take the opportunity to celebrate our Indigenous history and learn more about Abegweit First Nation, Lennox Island First Nation and Indigenous organizations active in our province. Let’s think about how we can strengthen our relationships and continue working together to make our province the very best it can be. Wela'lioq.”
Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Office of the Premier