Aboriginal Awareness Week takes place from May 23 to 26

A Canadian Ranger from 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group cuts walrus meat for lunch while on patrol with deployed members of 34 and 35 Canadian Brigade Group near Hall Beach, in Nunavut during Operation NUNALIVUT, March 7, 2017. Photo: Sgt Jean-François Lauzé

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The Defence Team is celebrating this year’s Aboriginal Awareness Week from May 23 to 26, under the theme “Honouring the Traditional Ways.”

Ceremonies, events, and activities will take place throughout the organization, and all civilian employees and military members are encouraged to take part in activities held in their area.

These are great opportunities to learn more about the rich history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and the diversity of their cultures, traditions, and values.

Lieutenant-General P.F. Wynnyk, Commander Canadian Army and the Defence Team Champion for Indigenous Peoples, will be hosting the national event on May 25 at National Defence Headquarters.

For more information on Aboriginal Awareness Week, visit the Defence Team intranet at intranet.mil.ca and look under the News tab, and then Special Events.

To access tools such as the How to Organize an Employment Equity Commemorative Event handbook, visit cmp-cpm.mil.ca and look under the Personnel and Corporate Support tab, and then Commemorative Events.

Order your full size posters by email at +Diversity-diversité@ADM(HR-Civ) DDWB@Ottawa-Hull.

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