Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at York University Wednesday

Pow Wow dancer in a aboriginal costume

Come celebrate National Aboriginal Day today (Wednesday) at York. Staff and students from the Centre of Aboriginal Student Services will be providing samples of Indian corn soup, three sisters soup and bannock bread in Vari Hall on June 18 from 11:30am to 2pm.

In 1996, Canada’s governor general proclaimed June 21 as National Aboriginal Day. Many of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples celebrated their culture and heritage on or near the June solstice for many generations.

In 2009, June was declared National Aboriginal History Month. Join First Nations, Inuit and Métis in honouring their diverse cultures, unique heritages and long traditions. Since 1996, National Aboriginal Day has brought Canadians together to celebrate the contributions Aboriginal people have made to this great nation.

Other events happening in the GTA will include:

National Aboriginal Day Barbecue and Celebration
David A. Balfour Park (Yonge and St. Clair Ave. E.)
Friday, June 20, noon to 2pm

Indigenous Arts Festival
Fort York
Friday, June 20, 7:30 to 9pm

National Aboriginal Day – Sunrise Ceremony and Flag Raising
City Hall podium roof – 100 Queen St. W.
Saturday, June 21, 5:30am

Na-Mes-Res Traditional Outdoor Pow Wow – Honouring our Elders
Wells Hill Park – East of Bathurst St. on St. Clair Ave. W.
Saturday, June 21
Grand entry: noon

7th Annual South East Scarborough Pow Wow
Eastview School, 20 Waldock St.
June 24
Grand entry: 1pm

Native Canadian Centre Aboriginal Day in Toronto
Yonge St. and Dundas Square
Thursday, June 26, noon to 8pm