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June 19, 2000
Toronto Hosts the 6th Annual First Nations City Celebration
  
The City of Toronto and the First Nations City Celebration Committee will host
the 6th Annual First Nations City Celebration at Toronto City Hall from June
19-23, 2000.

Events of the celebration include the Aboriginal Art Exhibit, Neebing
Nugishkawaudinig - Summer Celebration, which will run from 8:30am - 4:30pm
every day of the celebration. The art exhibit is a 32-piece art display in the
Rotunda of City Hall and is co-sponsored by the Association for Native
Development in the Visual and Performing Arts.

Other highlights of the 6th Annual First Nations City Celebration include:

June 20, 2000

· Arts and Crafts Fair from 11:00am until 3:00pm The Fair will include 50
tables of traditional art, crafts and information. There will also be a
fashion show, teaching circles, drumming, dancing and authentic Aboriginal
Food, prepared by David Wolfman of George Brown College. The fair will take
place on Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall.

June 21, 2000

· Sunrise Ceremony and Flag Raising at 4:45am on Nathan Phillips Square, City
Hall Podium Roof.
· Aboriginal Voices Peace March at 11:00am - The parade will travel from
Alexandra Park to Nathan Phillips Square.
· Music on the Stage on Nathan Phillips Square at 1:00pm featuring Moccasin Joe
and singer Elizabeth Hill.

June 22, 2000

· Lecture on Urban Aboriginal Issues from 4:00pm to 7:30pm at Osgoode Hall (130
Queen Street West). This panel discussion is co-sponsored by the Law Society
of Upper Canada and panellists include: Jeff Hewitt, Sylvia Maracle and Kim
Murray speaking on legal issues for urban Aboriginal People and Gord Peters,
Heather Howard-Bobiwash and Roger Obansawin speaking on Urban Aboriginal
self-determination.


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