Kingston Ontario Canada
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National Aboriginal Day: June 21st - Summer Solstice
Starting in 1996, National Aboriginal Day has been celebrated on June 21st by many aboriginal groups across Canada
Molly Brant Day
The City of Kingston proclaimed August 25, 1996 Molly Brant Day. Molly Brant was a renown "Mohawk Matriarch and British Patriot" who settled in Canada after the American Revolution. Her leadership and organizing skills were invaluable to both the native and European communities both in New York State and later in the Kingston area. The Mohawk Nation - Bay of Quinte, the Corporation of the City of Kingston, the City of Kingston Historical Board, Mr. John Boxtel (Molly Brant Sculptor) and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada agreed to commemorate her life with a bust of Molly Brant and an historic site monument. On "Molly Brant Commemoration Day" the commemorative sculpture was unveiled at Rideaucrest Home. Rideaucrest is believed to be site of the farm and home of Molly Brant in the late 18th century. The event included a full service at St. George's Anglican Cathedral, a tobacco burning and wreath laying ceremony at St. Paul's Anglican Church and a reception at Rideaucrest Home where the sculpture of Molly Brant was unveiled in the eastern court yard.