In cooperation with Aboriginal organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21st for National Aboriginal Day because it is also the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. For generations, many Aboriginal peoples have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day. The Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal peoples: First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
Dreamtime Ladies by Kathleen Wallace: The painting narrates the story of six Aboriginal ladies and their travels through the Dreamtime, dancing along the way. They made many stops throughout their journey and at each place they danced under the starlight, until finally arriving at their destination Eagle Big, where their statues are found still to this day.