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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.
— City of Toronto (@TorontoComms) June 18, 2017
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.
— City of Toronto (@TorontoComms) June 20, 2017
Sunrise ceremony and permanent flag installation
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
When: June 21 at 5:30 am
Where: Fort York, 250 Fort York Blvd
When: June 21 to 25