On June 21, Canada celebrates National Aboriginal Day – a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
The date is significant as many Indigenous Peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day as the summer solstice is the longest day of the year.
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority is continuing to meet the commitments identified, and the engagement that started in 2005 with First Nations peoples during the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study. WDBA has engaged with local First Nations on protection of the natural environment such as enhanced fish passage at the Detroit River and cultural resources (archaeological investigations). WDBA will continue engagement during the design and construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
For more information on National Aboriginal Day, please visit https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100013248/1100100013249.