Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

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The silhouette of Ontario rests on the patterned background used to designate the OHTN Indigenous Situation Report

Today marks National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

National Aboriginal Day was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day. Each year, it provides an opportunity to reflect on history as we look toward the future.

As an organization that operates on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the OHTN would like to take this opportunity to reassert its commitment to reconciliation, and to work holistically with Indigenous communities to prevent new HIV infections, and ensure that Indigenous people who are living with HIV have access to the best care, treatment, and support that is available.