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Toronto's Indigenous Arts Festival is happening this weekend at Fort York

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DH Toronto Staff Jun 20, 2018 9:11 am 661

Celebrate Indigenous culture at Fort York this weekend at Toronto’s annual Indigenous Arts Festival!

The festival, produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and The Friends of Fort York, is an annual celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music, dance, theatre, storytelling, film, crafts, and food.

Kicking off in time for Indigenous Peoples Day on Thursday, June 21, the festival will offer Indigenous Education Days (also on Friday, June 22) featuring traditional drumming, dancing, and storytelling offered free to school children of all ages.

On Saturday, June 23, festival-goers can also look forward to an Indigenous Day Live concert and Na-Me-Res Annual Traditional Pow Wow.

Also on the bill: performances by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Article 11’s The Ministry of Grace, JUNO Award-winning band Digging Roots, MC/singer/musician/poet Kinnie Starr, singer and songwriter Nick Sherman, a visual art exhibit by Philip Cote, craft-making workshops by the Tecumseh Collective, and more.

Indigenous Arts Festival

When: June 21 to June 24, 2018
Time: Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm and 6 pm to 9:30 pm; Friday, 10 am to 3 pm and 6 pm to 9:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 7:30 pm
Where: Fort York,  250 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto
Price: Daytime sessions are free. Evening sessions are ticketed

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