National Aboriginal Day is TODAY.
Start it off by heading down to Fort York National Historic Site (250 Fort York Blvd) to check out the Indigenous Arts Festival.
The five-day festival will showcase performances by more than 30 Indigenous artists from across Canada and feature traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, visual arts, crafts and food. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about Indigenous cultures and their rich heritage.
Today’s events include all-ages craft making with Red Pepper Spectacle Arts, interactive storytelling with Elwood Jimmy, The Talking Treaties Audio Gallery, a Collaborative Painting installation by Cherokee Visual Artist Jason Gullo Mullins, a Hand drumming workshop with Veronica Johnny, storytelling by Kim Wheatley and Elder Garry Sault, APTN ‘World’s Biggest Round-Dance’, a Hoop Dancing workshop with Rhonda Doxtator, performances by Susan Aglukark and William Prince, and finishing off the evening with APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live.
For the full rundown of the five-day festival, visit here.