National Aboriginal Day brings out thousands
With Treaty Day payments and free soup and bannock for National Aboriginal Day, peopled descended to Victoria Park in Saskatoon in droves to take part in the action. With festivities being moved from Friendship Park to accommodate construction and the Jazz Festival, the beautiful bowl and vast stretches of space for tents and activities in Victoria Park made for a great location to spend a day celebrating culture. The closeness to the Riversdale neighbourhood was noted as people could hear the drums as far away as CUMFI and St Mary’s Community School drawing people to the event. With a big Grand Entry and many sponsors, the event has grown to actually need the bigger park as a home. This year they estimate close to 4000 people came to the park and it was reflected in the long lineups at the Treaty annuity tent. The afternoon was spent with entertainment including singers, and jiggers and dancers. The theme was Reconciliation.