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September 22, 2004
Media Advisory: City of Toronto hosts third annual Wiphala flag-raising
The City of Toronto and the Andean Council of Toronto are hosting the third
annual raising of the Wiphala flag to recognize the autumnal equinox, the ninth
anniversary of the Andean Council of Indigenous Peoples and the presence of the
growing population of Andean indigenous people in Toronto.

Date: Saturday, September 25

Time: Noon

Location: Podium roof of City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The Wiphala is a symbol of indigenous resistance and is made up of 49 squares
of the 7 colours of the rainbow. The territory of the indigenous Andean
population includes Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, northern Chile, northern Argentina
and southern Colombia.

There will be performances by traditional drummers, musicians and dancers, such
as "Los Danzaq" from Peru and "Wayna Thakis" from Bolivia.

Media contacts:
Mae Maracle, Consultant Diversity Management and Community Engagement, Chief
Administrator's Office, 416-392-5583
Marco Guzman, Secretary Andean Council, 416 457-7224



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