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RMWB commemorates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Last Updated Jun 22, 2022 at 3:40 am MST

Image supplied by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo/Facebook

The Municipality recognized National Indigenous Peoples Day in Wood Buffalo.

It’s part of nation-wide celebrations and remembrances held for the first time since before the pandemic.

The RMWB previously unveiled a new crosswalk in downtown Fort McMurray in a video posted to its Facebook page.

Located at the intersection of Franklin Ave. and Main St., the decorative path celebrates the Cree, Dene, and Métis peoples of the region.

The crosswalk leads to the future site of Kiyãm Community Park.

Featured in the RMWB video, the crosswalk includes a medicine wheel rock garden with granite from Fort Chipewyan.

Shell Place hosted a municipal event in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Called “Burgers and Bannock In the Park” on social media, visitors shared a meal while learning and honouring Indigenous history and diversity.

Mayor Sandy Bowman also read a proclamation and the Municipality unveiled a new ceremonial teepee.