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June 13, 2014
Toronto events to celebrate National Aboriginal Day
The 20th annual National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated in Toronto and across Canada on Saturday, June 21. National Aboriginal Day is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities.

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee are hosting related events from June 17 to 26 at the locations noted below.

- Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Fair, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Indigenous Arts Festival
June 20, 6:30 to 10 p.m.; June 21, 2 to 11:45 p.m.; June 22, 2 to 10 p.m.
Location: Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Festival details:

- Sunrise Ceremony and Flag Raising, June 21 at 5:30 a.m.
Location: City Hall podium roof, 100 Queen St. W.

- Na-Me-Res Pow Wow, June 21, with grand entry at noon
Location: Wells Hill Park, 145 Hilton Ave. at Bathurst Street and St. Clair Avenue West
More details: 416-651-6750 ext. 2233

- Aboriginal History Month celebration, June 26 from noon to 8 p.m.
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
This event is sponsored by the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. More information:

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