Will and Kate tour Yellowknife, Blatchford Lake

Visit expected to focus on aboriginal relationship

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on the northern leg of their royal visit after having landed in Yellowknife on Monday night. Their visit to the Northwest Territories is being labeled as on opportunity to focus on the relationship between the Royal Family and Canada’s aboriginal peoples. A spokesman for the territorial government told the CBC that between 3,000 and 5,000 people are expected to greet Will and Kate Tuesday at Yellowknife’s Somba K’e Civic Plaza. There they will see aboriginal dancing, musical performances and a street hockey game featuring local youth. Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo has said the relationship between aboriginal peoples and the Royal Family is “sacred.”

CBC News