City and YKDFN holding events on July 1 in solidarity with Indigenous population

A shot of Yellowknife City Hall. (Supplied by City of Yellowknife.)
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The City of Yellowknife and Yellowknives Dene First Nation are hosting an event at Somba K’e Civic Plaza to show solidarity with indigenous people. 

There will be a drum dance, prayer ceremony, speeches and a feeding the fire ceremony. 

The city is also handing out orange ribbons for people to wear at City Hall.

The event is set to take place at 4 p.m. 

Yellowknife’s Rotary Club also cancelled their planned Canada Day parade due to recent discoveries at former residential school sites.

The K’atl’odeeche First Nation are hosting a similar event in Hay River, which will include a fire feeding ceremony. There will also be a prayer ceremony and a tea dance at 13:23 on July 1 at the Old Village Residential School monument.

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