Aboriginal History Month celebrations in Toronto|
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The City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee are hosting events throughout the city from June 14 to 23, including a sunrise ceremony at City Hall, to celebrate National Aboriginal Month.
During June, Aboriginal History Month is recognized nationally to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.
For generations, many Aboriginal communities have celebrated their history and traditions around National Aboriginal Day on June 21, tied to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.
The following is a list of Aboriginal events in Toronto this month.
Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.
Indigenous Arts Festival, Fort York National Historic Site,
250 Fort York Blvd. More information:
Na-Me-Res Pow Wow, Fort York National Historic Site,
250 Fort York Blvd. (grand entry at noon)
More information: 416-651-6750 ext. 2233
Sunrise Ceremony and Flag Raising, 5:30 a.m.
Podium roof, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Aboriginal History Month celebration, noon to 8 p.m.
Sponsored by Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
More information about Aboriginal History Month and National Aboriginal Day in Toronto is available at http://bit.ly/SOfsPO.
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