National Aboriginal Day – 2018


June 21st, 2018 is National Aboriginal Day Journee nationale des Autochtones.

It is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis Indigenous peoples in Canada. The day was first celebrated in 1996, after it was proclaimed that year by then Governor General of Canada Romeo LeBlanc, to be celebrated on 21st of June annually.

June 21 was chosen as the statutory holiday for many reasons-including its cultural significance as the Summer solstice and the fact that it is a day on which many Aboriginal groups traditionally celebrate their heritage.

The Grade 6 artists have produced intricate Native Inspired Dog drawings, with a focus on the elements and principles of art and design studied throughout the year. Their goal was to produce a unique and detailed drawing using line, shape, patterns and balance to create an aesthetically pleasing composition. They needed to demonstrate skill in creating value by blending a limited colour palette while being inspired by many Aboriginal artists from their independent research project.

Media used: pencil crayons, sharpie, watercolor paper and very creative students.