National Aboriginal Day

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About National Aboriginal Day

Learn about National Aboriginal Day (NAD) and why it was created. Find out more about the support that the Government of Canada provides for NAD celebrations.


Find out more about the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, Common Experience Payments and other reconciliation initiatives.

Aboriginal and northern success stories

Find out more about community-driven projects to improve the lives of Aboriginal and northern individuals, families and communities.

Aboriginal history in Canada

Learn more about Aboriginal peoples' historic contributions, from the Royal Proclamation of 1763 through the world wars to today.

Governor General's Proclamation

Read Governor General Roméo LeBlanc's Royal Proclamation in 1996, which officially launched NAD.

Celebrate Canada

Celebrate Canada is a four-day celebration that begins with NAD and ends with Canada Day. Learn more about Celebrate Canada activities in your community.

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