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Indigenous Awareness Week – NDHQ(Pearkes) Celebration

19-05-22 08:30 - 13:00
NDHQ (Pearkes) | QGDN (Pearkes)
Address: 101 prom Colonel By Dr. Ottawa ON K1A0K2

Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Commander Canadian Army and Defence Team Champion for Indigenous Peoples, invites all military members and civilian employees in the NCR to attend the Defence Team Indigenous Awareness Week celebrations. The first event will be taking place at NDHQ(Pearkes)


Major-General Pearkes Bldg, Main Concourse

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, from 1000-1200 hrs


Events will include an Elder blessing, guest speakers, the DND/CAF Eagle Staff reinvigoration ceremony and traditional Indigenous food samples.

Information kiosks will be open from 0830 to 1300 hrs.


Call for volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering and contributing to the success of either of these important events, please send an email to Lieutenant Adam Orton.

This post is also available in: Français (French)

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