PEGUIS FIRST NATION NOT CELEBRATING CANADA DAY AT ASSINIBOIA DOWNS

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JUNE 29, 2022 – Peguis First Nation is not celebrating Canada Day, Friday, July 1, 2022. With current issues of Every Child Matters, Residential Schools, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and flooding not being addressed by the federal government, we see no reason to celebrate.

Assiniboia Downs is scheduled to host celebrations this Canada Day, however, Peguis First Nation is not involved in organizing or endorsing any events. Assiniboia Downs leases the land (Racetrack and Grand Stand) from Peguis First Nation and, as leasers, are free to celebrate as they choose.

Our community of Peguis First Nation has focused celebrations on National Indigenous Peoples Day in Peguis First Nation, Winnipeg and Selkirk and our Annual Treaty Days & Pow Wow as opposed to participating in Canada Day celebrations.

We continue to celebrate our culture and the traditional land we are on.

PEGUIS CHIEF AND COUNCIL

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