End to St. John’s Days celebrations gets full support from St. John’s Indigenous group – CBC

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End to St. John’s Days celebrations gets full support from St. John’s Indigenous group – CBC

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First Voice says the city’s decision to discontinue St. John’s Days builds on promises

Jun 17, 2021

A group serving the Indigenous community in St. John’s says it’s supportive of the city’s decision to discontinue its annual community celebrations this year to focus on marking National Indigenous Peoples Day instead.

On Monday the City of St. John’s announced that St. John’s Days will no longer continue. The event was generally held near the end of June and closely associated with John Cabot’s landing in 1497 and the provincial June holiday formerly known as Discovery Day

“Having that step forward at least provides a little bit of space for Indigenous people to actually enter an urban setting with some support,” Jordan Lawrence, a community advocate for First Voice Urban Indigenous Coalition, told CBC News.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/st-johns-national-indigenous-peoples-day-1.6067925

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