Aboriginal culture has been at the confluence of the rivers for many thousands of years. While Calgary 2012 seems to be about celebrating Western European culture. Aboriginal culture must be a consistent theme applied to all activities throughout the year in order for this celebration to be legitimate. And, while a specific First Nations Festival is a great annual event, it will considered tokenism or marginalization of aboriginal cultural heritage if the broader amtter of aboriginal culture is not a core element of all activities.
Idea No. 33