Celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Toronto at these events

Jun 21 2017, 12:47 am

National Aboriginal Day is taking place across Canada on June 21.

In Toronto, the City will be hosting celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square and it begins with a sunrise ceremony, followed by a permanent flag installation of five Indigenous flags including Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Six Nations, Huron-Wendat, Métis and Inuit.

The day, nationally observed, encourages the public to recognize the unique history, culture, and contributions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, according to the City of Toronto.

Additionally, National Aboriginal Day kicks off Indigenous Arts Festival at Toronto’s Fort York.

The 23rd annual National Aboriginal Day festivities kick off at 10 am, launching a five day event that will showcase more than 30 indigenous artists from across Canada, featuring traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, visual arts, crafts and food.

Sunrise ceremony and permanent flag installation

Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
When: June 21 at 5:30 am

Indigenous Arts Festival

Where: Fort York, 250 Fort York Blvd
When: June 21 to 25

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