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National Indigenous Peoples Day event draws crowds in Greater Victoria

Royal Roads University hosted National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen ­(Songhees) and Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) First Nations on Tuesday, including a ­Traditional Canoe Landing Protocol and welcoming ceremony, the Lekwungen ­Celebration Song, and Indigenous food. The event also ­featured art, ­storytelling, interactive showcases, field games, craft workshops, vendors market, ­performances and traditional-plant walks.