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June 7, 2010
Toronto events celebrating National Aboriginal Day
The 16th annual National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated on June 21. The City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee are hosting a number of events connected with National Aboriginal Day.

June 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. - "Developments in Aboriginal Law" - keynote talk
Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen St. W.
Contact: Marisha Roman, 416-947-3989

June 14 to 25 - Aboriginal Art Show
Curated by 7th Generation Image Makers, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
Location: Rotunda, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

June 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Arts and Crafts Fair, Nathan Phillips Square
Presented by the Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee, featuring noon performance by Native Child's band Big Feather
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

June 19, 1 p.m. - First Nation Art Garden grand opening
Hosted by Turtle Island Conservation
Location: Toronto Zoo (near the Americas Pavilion)
Contact: Kim Wheatley: 416-393-6362

June 21, 5:30 a.m. - Sunrise ceremony and flag raising
Location: Toronto City Hall (podium roof), 100 Queen St. W.

June 26, noon - Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow (Grand Entry)
Location: Wells Hill Park (east of Bathurst Street and St. Clair Avenue)
Contact number: 416-652-0334

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Media contact:
Mae Maracle, City Manager's Office, 416-392-5583,



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