Jaidyan McDonald gets a painted kitty face at the park event. (Jackie Lieuwen photo)

Terrace celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Dozens of families are gathered for then event, and George Leach plays at 6 p.m.

Crowds and families are gathered to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at George Little Park today.

The event kicked off at 1 p.m. with a welcome prayer and speeches, and the celebration continues this afternoon with Gitsegukla dancers and other live music.

Stl’atl’imx singer/songwriter George Leech, from Lillooet, B.C., is on stage at 6 p.m. to wrap up the performances.

Known for his blusey roots and latter integrations of classic rock, R&B and soul balladry, Leach is the recipient of many awards in his career, including a 2014 Juno for Aboriginal Album of the Year with Surrender.

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Jaidyan McDonald chats with the artist painting her face at the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration. (Jackie Lieuwen photo)

Francis Schuster hangs his painted plate on the line to dry, while his sister Simone and Mom Amy Passmore admire a photo in the background. (Jackie Lieuwen photo)

Aaliyah Mason, 7, gives Kode Kermode a big hug at the National Indigenous Peoples Day event at George Little Park today. (Jackie Lieuwen photo)

Rona Benson and Kenny Robinson take in some of the music performed at the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration. (Jackie Lieuwen photo)

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