Premier Notley issued the following statement to express her best wishes for Kwanzaa:
“Today marks the beginning of a week-long celebration of African-American heritage and culture.
”Kwanzaa’s seven principles are unity, self-determination, purpose, collective work and responsibility, co-operative economics, creativity and faith. These are the same principles that have always sustained Alberta’s black communities, often in the face of discrimination and other adversity. They are values to inspire a diverse Alberta that is unified by the common purpose of a better future for all.
“To all celebrating Kwanzaa, I wish you a happy celebration filled with the closeness of family and friends.