Parksville Marks Aboriginal Day – Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Parksville marks Aboriginal Day – Parksville Qualicum Beach News
While acknowledging it has been a “long, hard road” getting to the day, the Snaw-Naw-As First Nation accepted a proclamation from the City of Parksville Wednesday in the first Aboriginal Day ceremony of its kind in the city.
“What this means is my nation has recognition and understanding between our neighbouring communities,” said Christopher Bob, hereditary Chief and elected member of the Snaw-Naw-As band council. “It’s a healthy start to our relationship and a beautiful thing to me.”
Mayor Marc Lefebvre recognized the city is within the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples and said it was time …