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June 9, 2009
Toronto Aboriginal celebration events
The 15th annual National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated on June 21. The City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee are hosting events leading up to, on and following National Aboriginal Day. Details follow.

June 11 Panel discussion: Indian residential schools adjudication process
Law Society of Upper Canada
Contact Marisha Roman, 416-947-3989, for details.

June 19 Arts and Crafts Fair
Métis Artists’ Collective presents Scott Kemp Collective
Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, 100 Queen St. West

June 20 Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow
Grand entry is at noon
Wells Hill Park (at Bathurst and St. Clair)

June 20 Screening of “Shielded Minds” (explores Aboriginal youth exchanges as a tool for reconciliation and identity building) The film will be followed by a panel discussion and reception. Doors open at 7 p.m., admission by donation
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.

June 21 Sunrise ceremony, 5:30 a.m.
Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall
100 Queen St. W.

June 21 Traditional teachings, storytelling
Drumming and dancing 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Toronto Zoo - Savanna picnic site
Contact Kim Wheatley, 416-392-5999

June 29 Lunch-and-learn with Virginia Barter: “A Fur Trade Tale”
Members Lounge, City Hall
100 Queen St. W.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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



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