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June 20, 2017
National Aboriginal Day kicks off Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York tomorrow
The 23rd annual National Aboriginal Day begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Fort York National Historic Site, launching the five-day Indigenous Arts Festival. The festival will showcase performances by more than 30 indigenous artists from across Canada, featuring traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, visual arts, crafts and food.

From tomorrow to June 25, the festival is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about indigenous cultures and their rich heritage.

Media note: Artist and spokesperson interviews may be arranged through the contact below. High resolution images can be downloaded for promotional use at

National Aboriginal Day is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Aboriginal Day Live is produced by APTN in partnership with the City of Toronto and with the financial support of the Government of Canada, Public Service Alliance of Canada, Investors Group and TD Bank Group.

The Indigenous Arts Festival is presented by TD Bank and produced in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation with the financial support of the Government of Canada and Tim Hortons.

The full lineup of events can be found at

Social media updates on National Aboriginal Day and the Indigenous Arts Festival are available at The event hashtags are #NationalAboriginalDay and

This news release is also available in French at

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Justine Palinska
Economic Development and Culture



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