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June 10, 2008
Art exhibit kicks off events leading to National Aboriginal Day
Defining Aboriginal is a visual arts exhibition of contemporary works by members of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and investigates the stereotypes and myths around Aboriginal art. Works by four well-known artists are on display: sculptor David Ruben Piqtoukun, conceptual artist Mimi Gellman, photographer Keesic Douglas and camera artist Jacinthe Roy.

Date: Opening June 10 (continues through June 21)
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Rotunda, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The exhibit is presented by The Métis Artists’ Collective as part of the events leading up to National Aboriginal Day on June 21. The Métis Artists’ Collective is a non-profit aboriginal group of musicians, writers, filmmakers and media artists whose works raise the awareness of Métis culture.

The City of Toronto celebrates the 14th National Aboriginal Day on June 21. For a list of events visit

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Media contacts:
Mae Maracle, City Manager's Office, 416 392-5583,
Bernard Leroux, NorthLight Pictures, 705-341-3241



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