Photos and Video: 2017 National Aboriginal Day at Xwaaqw'um

Local community and First Nations gathered this past weekend to celebrate National Aboriginal and Father's Day at Xwaaqw'um Beach (Burgoyne Bay). The family friendly cultural gathering was a celebration and learning about Coast Salish culture and traditions to nurture "Sound Relations" between settlers and First Nations peoples.

The gathering included stories from the land, Tzinquaw Dancers from Cowichan, a community potluck with delicious, traditional salmon and moose stew, the Sisters of Mercy Choir and drumming and singing with the Unity Drummers & Singers from Victoria.

The event was sponsored by the Xwaaqw'um Project Team, Sisters of Mercy Choir, Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce, Salt Spring Island Foundation, Community Fund for Canada’s 150th and Island Women Against Violence (IWAV).

By Christopher Roy

Founder and Account Director of the Salt Spring Exchange and the Founder and Director of Digital Marketing at Marketworks.

June 19, 2017 11:47 AM