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Aboriginal Awareness Week

Aboriginal Awareness Week (AAW), first introduced in 1992, is held on the four days that follow the Victoria Day long weekend. It was designed to increase awareness of Aboriginal peoples within the Canadian mosaic and the public service. It has evolved into a week to honour the many Aboriginal cultures in Canada, including the Métis, the Inuit and First Nations.

Parks Canada is the lead department for Aboriginal Awareness Week. Please visit the Parks Canada site for more information.