National Indigenous Peoples Day – First Nations and proud of it!
WENDAKE, QC, June 21, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – On this National Indigenous Peoples Day and in all the seasons that Mother Earth has to offer, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) invites you all to share our pride in our history, our cultures , of our tongues, the wisdom of our Elders, the courage of our mothers and children. As First Peoples, this Day is an opportunity to celebrate our cultures and traditions through the values of respect, sharing and great resilience that our ancestors left us as a heritage.
We have to be careful what First Nations artists have to tell us, to read to us, to show us. Their message is addressed to all the people who share these territories that we cherish so much.
The message that First Nations carry today can sometimes be difficult to hear, but you have to hear it, pay attention to it, understand it well. It is made up of a lot of suffering, injustices, tragedies which constantly, sometimes daily, resurface. Remembering darker times is only useful to the extent that we agree together to draw the necessary lessons from them, as they enrich the collective wisdom of all who inhabit the land. Let’s listen to these voices from the past.
With positive and concrete actions, all citizens in Quebec can show their acceptance of differences and express their enthusiasm so that better living together remains a collective objective that we share in all fraternity and benevolence.
The AFNQL wishes everyone a rewarding and forward-looking National Indigenous Peoples Day and takes this opportunity to wish all Quebecers a happy National Day on June 24.
About the AFNQL
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador is the regional political organization that brings together 43 chiefs of the First Nations in Quebec and Labrador. Follow the AFNQL on Twitter @APNQL.
SOURCE Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
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