News Cochrane Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day SHARE ON: Mackenzie Read, contributor, Tuesday, Jun. 19th, 2018 Event poster. Photo supplied by the Ininew Friendship Centre Cochrane will be celebrating First Nations culture this week. On Thursday the Ininew Friendship Centre will be hosting National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations. The centre says this day recognizes the culture and allows everyone to learn more about traditional ceremonies, arts and games. It says it’s important for everyone to understand why Indigenous people do what they do so everyone can work together. This year’s celebration will feature: A sunrise ceremony at 5:00am Sunrise breakfast from 7:00am to 9:00am Dreamcatcher and fish pond from 10:00am to 12:00pm History of recognized Indigenous people all day Barbecue lunch at Metis Nation of Ontario at 12:00pm Story telling 1:00pm to 1:30pm Goose and moose calling contest at 2:00pm Facepainting all day Youth art at 2:00pm Medicine pouch making 10:00am to 1:00pm Bannock on a stick at 2:00pm Activity booklet and temporary tattoos all day Friendship bracelets 1:00pm to 4:00pm Arts and crafts vendor table all day Everyone is welcome to this free event. Click here for more information.