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June 11, 2012
June events in Toronto to celebrate National Aboriginal Day
The 18th annual National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated across Canada on June 21. The City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee are hosting related events in Toronto from June 12 to 30.

Event: Arts and crafts fair
Date: Tuesday, June 12
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.
Performance by Native Child and Family Services band Big Feather

Event: Art show
Dates: June 18 to 23
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
Location: Rotunda, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Sponsored by the Toronto District School Board Aboriginal Education Centre

Event: Sunrise ceremony and flag raising
Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 5:30 a.m.
Location: City Hall podium roof, 100 Queen St. W.

Event: First Nations dancing, drumming and sunset ceremony
Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 6 p.m. to sunset
Location: Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd.
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Event: Na-Me-Res traditional powwow/community festival
Date: Saturday, June 23
Time: Noon to 6 p.m.
Location: Wells Hill Park, 145 Hilton Ave.
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Event: Drumming/dancing interactive presentation by the Smoke Trail Singers
Date: Saturday, June 23
Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Waterside Theatre, Toronto Zoo
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Event: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto celebrates Aboriginal History Month
Date: Saturday, June 30
Time: Noon to 8 p.m. (Highlight: Digging Roots music performance at 7 p.m.)
Location: Yonge Dundas Square
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Mae Maracle
Diversity Management and Community Engagement Consultant, City of Toronto



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