Justin Trudeau Joins Canada's National Ribbon Skirt Day

The Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to protect and promote their cultures and traditions, which are critical to the vitality and well-being of their communities. January 04 is the Canada's National Ribbon Skirt Day.

Ottawa, Ontario: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated, "let us amplify Indigenous voices and stand up against racism and discrimination to build a better society for everyone," according to a press statement released on Wednesday, January 04, 2023.

“Today, I join all those across Canada who are marking the first National Ribbon Skirt Day, whether that be through celebration, ceremony, or with community. Every year from now on, January 4 will be an opportunity for us all to learn more about and to celebrate Indigenous cultures, traditions, histories, and contributions to this diverse country," The prime minister said.

He also said, “Passed unanimously into law by Parliament last month, National Ribbon Skirt Day originates with the story of Isabella Kulak. A member of Cote First Nation, Saskatchewan, Isabella was shamed for wearing her handmade ribbon skirt to a formal wear day at her elementary school."

Raising awareness of and protecting the unique and deeply personal traditions of Indigenous communities is essential to advancing reconciliation as a society, as well as building relationships and connections based on mutual respect and understanding.

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"We also continue to work closely with First Nations, Inuit, and M├ętis to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and develop an action plan that will help ensure the inherent rights of all Indigenous Peoples are respected. These are important steps in our ongoing work to renew our nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, and government-to-government relationships through respect, healing, and cooperation.

“This National Ribbon Skirt Day, I invite everyone to learn from Indigenous Peoples about their cultures and histories – from languages to traditional ceremonies and regalia to ancestral ties to the land.”

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Unrecognizable ethnic mother interacting with daughter in poor house. (Image by Quang Nguyen Vinh/ Pexels)

Source: Canada PM Office

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