Antoine on significance of National Indigenous Peoples Day

Asma-na-hi Antoine at National Indigenous Peoples Day

Royal Roads Director of Indigenous Engagement Asma-na-hi Antoine joined Al Ferraby, host of  CFAX 1070 Mornings with Al Ferraby, to talk about National Indigenous Peoples Day and why the celebrations returning locally to Royal Roads University after three years are important.

Here is some of what she had to say:

“This celebration for National Indigenous Peoples Day is important for everyone. It is this idea of truth and Reconciliation and coming together,” says Antoine. “This year 21 partners are sitting at the table with me and I am grateful to each and every one of them.

“We have chosen the theme about reconnecting community and celebrating together and really uplifting Indigenous People, First Nations, Métis and Inuit people within our community. I am so grateful that we have decided to share all this celebration with the wider community, I mean that truth and reconciliation conversation around our kitchen table and just coming together and really showcasing culture, language, protocols and all of those pieces that are so important.”

Hear the full interview.