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National Aboriginal Day 2016 Ontario Event Listing

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National Aboriginal Day 2016 Ontario Event Listing

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Please check with your local community organizations to find out more about events in your area. If you are an organization and do not see your event listed, please contact the ministry at public.maa@ontario.ca

Here is a sample of events happening across Ontario to mark National Aboriginal Day:


June 17 - 19
Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York
Energizing Fort York with powerful traditions and contemporary creations, the 4th annual festival celebrates traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, visual arts, crafts, and food by Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. Produced by Fort York in collaboration with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

June 18
Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow
Fort York National Historic Site
Fort York - 250 Fort York Blvd.
Sunrise Ceremony 6:00 a.m.
This is a free event open to the public.

June 21
Sunrise Ceremony and Flag Raising
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. Toronto
Sunrise Ceremony 5:30 a.m.
Hosted by City of Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee

June 21
The CN Tower, Toronto
The CN Tower will be lit in the colours of the Medicine Wheel in celebration of National Aboriginal Day.


June 18 - 19
55th Annual Aamjuwnaang Competition Pow Wow
Bear Park, 1972 Virgil Ave., Sarnia
Gates open 10:00 a.m.

June 21
Niagara Falls Illumination
The Falls will be lit in the colours of the Medicine Wheel (yellow, red, blue and white) in celebration of National Aboriginal Day.


June 17 - 20
Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival and Competition Powwow
Vincent Massey Park, Ottawa


June 17 - 19
North Bay Indian Friendship Centre's Maamwi Kindaaswin Festival & Pow Wow Celebration "Honouring Our Warriors"
Discovery North Bay Museum, 100 Ferguson St., North Bay

June 18 - 19
Sheshegwaning Traditional Pow Wow
Located in community next to skating rink, Hwy #540, Sheshegwaning

June 18 - 19
Kaboni Traditional Pow Wow
Wikwemiking Thunderbird Park, 18A Kaboni Rd., Wikwemiking

June 21
Thunder Bay National Aboriginal Day
Prince Arthur's Landing (Marina Park), Thunder Bay
Sunrise Ceremony 5:45 a.m.
Activities 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

June 21
National Aboriginal Day Celebration Sainte-Marie among the Huron
Midland, ON
Sainte Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12, Midland
Featuring First Nations singing, drumming, and dancing, First Nations exhibits, displays, artisans, and more.

For a full list of Ontario pow wows, visit Ontario Travel: 



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