Largest ever’ sunrise ceremony in St. John’s marks start of Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations – CBC

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Events across Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada to recognize culture, contributions

Jun 21, 2019

As the sun rose in St. John’s Friday, people gathered in Bannerman Park to greet it, marking the start of events for National Indigenous Peoples Day.

More than 130 people showed up for the early morning celebration.

“I think this may be the largest sunrise ceremony we’ve ever had in the park,” said Jenelle Duval, program co-ordinator at First Light, the St. John’s Friendship Centre.

“We may need a bigger space,” she added with a laugh.

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