Johanna Hecker and Kiera Wilson join the dance performances at the park, where more than 100 people gathered to celebrate National Aboriginal Day. Jackie Lieuwen photo

Dancers kick off National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Terrace

Dancing and drumming performances and tents full of activities and information are part of the event

By Jackie Lieuwen

Dancing and drumming performances and tents full of activities and information are part of the event

 

Rachel McDames and her granddaughter Kora White, 2, enjoy the performances at the National Aboriginal Day celebration. Jackie Lieuwen photo

MacKenzie Valdez, in front with hat, joins a dance with friends Lenni Bai, right, and Wyatt Rondeau and Jasmine Smith, in back. The kids are part of the Suwilaawks Elementary School drum group, led by First Nations support worker George Peal. The group performed a variety of dances and songs during the National Aboriginal Day celebrations at George Little Park last Saturday, June 24, including one composed by Peal honouring residential school survivors. Jackie Lieuwen photo