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Aerial light show part of plans National Indigenous Peoples Day in Kamloops

Tk?emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation is organizing a day of festivities including an aerial light show in Kamloops for National Indigenous Peoples Day.
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Tk?emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation is organizing a day of festivities including an aerial light show in Kamloops for National Indigenous Peoples Day..

National Indigenous Day is on June 21, and Tourism Kamloops has teamed up with Tk?emlúps te Secwépemc for one of the first aerial light shows in B.C. outside of the lower mainland, according to a press release from Tourism Kamloops.

The event is at the Tk?emlúps te Secwépemc Special Events Facility starting with an opening prayer, welcome song and remarks at 4 p.m. There will be artisans, vendors, performances from Indigenous musicians and activities for kids.

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The day’s festivities will lead up to the light show at 10 p.m.

“As Indigenous people we are robust, courageous, and inviting. We look forward to sharing the afternoon with you while listening to traditional music, playing games, enjoying food, and ending the evening by mesmerizing all of you with a never-before-seen aerial light show. We look forward to honouring and recognizing the contributions of our people with you all,” Kúkpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir said in the release.

National Indigenous Day coincides with the summer solstice which is a culturally significant time for a lot of Indigenous communities.

"National Indigenous Peoples Day is a momentous occasion for our community to come together and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Tk?emlúps te Secwépemc,” Kamloops Tourism CEO Erik Fisher said in the release. “This celebration underscores the importance of recognizing and honouring the strength and resilience of Indigenous peoples."


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