Tag Archives: Australian Aborigines

Canada Day

I’ve never been one for Canada Day. It’s the connection to Australia Day I grew up with that was celebrated on the day Europeans first arrived to form a settlement on the continent. To Australian Aborigines, it’s Invasion Day, a day of mourning. Having this connection it wasn’t until this year, I attended a Canada Day celebration. Continue reading Canada Day

Boyd’s Cove’s Beothuk past

The Beothuk were the original inhabitants of Newfoundland and I luckily stumbled upon the Beothuk Interpretive Centre in Boyd’s Cove. There was an interesting museum but what hit home was the spirit garden for the extinct people. Like other visitors before me, I tied an offering on the tree in their memory. Continue reading Boyd’s Cove’s Beothuk past