Just in from the Governor General’s press office:
Planned Scenario for the Ceremonial Meeting with First Nations Leaders
on Friday, January 11, 2013, at 6:30 p.m., in the Ballroom at Rideau Hall
- Upon their arrival at Rideau Hall, First Nations Leaders will be greeted by the Governor General.
- The ceremonial meeting will open with a procession in the Ballroom, followed by a smudging ceremony and a prayer performed by Elder Bob “Seven Crows” Bourdon and his spouse.
- The Governor General will address the First Nations Leaders.
- Members of the First Nations will also deliver remarks.
- The ceremony will conclude once all formal exchange have taken place.
- The expected duration for the ceremony is 90 minutes.
Categories: Aboriginal Affairs