Celebrate Aboriginal Solidarity Day this weekend at these ACE events

This weekend – Sunday June 21st –  is Aboriginal Solidarity Day and there are a TON of events this year all across the province. Looking for something ACE to do…check out this list of events and celebrate the indigenous culture and origins of this land we all share!


Brantford’s 4th Annual National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2015 10 am – 2pm. Harmony Square.

All are invited to celebrate with us. Featuring local artisans, free food, splash pad, face painting and entertainment.



Guelph National Aboriginal Day Celebration

June 21, 2015. Starts at 2pm. Market Square; 1 Carden Street, Guelph, ON.

Share in the free, family-friendly celebration on Sunday June 21 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Market Square! Traditional Opening, Demonstrations, Drum Circle, Music and dancing, Children’s activities, Free tastings, Water play.


Hamilton 19th Annual National Aboriginal Days Soaring Spirits Festival

June 19 – June 21, 2015. Gage Park, 1000 Main St. E, Hamilton.

FREE ADMISSION starts JUNE 19th at 7 am official opening 10:30am. 5pm Hamilton’s own ABORIGINAL IDOL- Friday Night. 3 Days Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Artist, Live Aboriginal Music – Missy Knott, Leah Belle, Jace Martin & the Pace, AK McLeod and The Healers.

Other Local Artist as well such as Lacey Hill and more. Saturday Aboriginal POW WOW, Christina Restoule, and Scott Norton will be our Head Dancers. Raffles and Draws and Giveaways. Pow wow starts Saturday June 20 at 11 am. Registration opens at 10 closes @ 2pm. Pow wow will break at 12 for the Pan Am TORCH.


London Aboriginal Solidarity Day

Friday June 19, 2015. Greenway Park; 50 Greenside Avenue, London.

In conjunction with Indigenous Services at Western UniversityFanshawe College First Nations Centre, SOAHAC, Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services Inc. , London Police & N’Amerind (London) Friendship Centre. 6 am Sunrise Ceremony – held at Greenway Park. Opening Prayer & Welcome. 12 pm – Grand Entry Pow Wow from 12pm til 4 pm. Smoke Dance Competition. Community Speakers, Hand, Drum Contest, Vendors, Youth Activities.


Honouring Youth Pow Wow

June 19 – 21, 2015. Island Lake Conservation Area, 673067 Hurontario Street; Orangeville, ON

Host Drum: Little Creek Singers. Karaoke with Blue Stone Cloud. Admission: $5 Adult, $3 Children/Senior. For more information call 519-216-8174


Ottawa Summer Solstice Festival 2015 – Aboriginal Festival and Competition Pow Wow

Friday June 19 – Saunday June 21. Vincent Massey Park, Ottawa.

Registration till 9pm Friday and 11am Saturday. Friday Night Specials; Adult Men’s Traditional, Men’s Fancy Iron Man, Men’s Prairie Chicken, Women’s Jingle and Women’s Fancy Iron Woman. Don’t miss out these wonderful dancers competing for over $75,000 in prizes! We’ve also got non-stop family programming…all FREE! Host Drum: Black Bear. MC’s: Ryan McMahon & Mista Wasis. Arena Director: David White Deer Charette. Head Drum Judge: Jeremy Doxtator. Head Male Dancer: Conrad Medicine-rope. Head Female Dancer: Raylene Medicine-rope.

National Aboriginal Day Commemorative and Wreath Laying Ceremony.

Sunday, June 21, 2015. National Canadian Aboriginal War Veteran’s Monument – Confederation Park; Elgin Street, Ottawa.

Starts at 10:45am; Ceremony at 11am. Reception and light buffet luncheon at noon. Private individuals and families may lay commemorative wreaths from 11:30am to 11:45am


Aamjiwnaang First Nation 54th Annual Pow Wow

Saturday June 20 – Sunday June 21, 2015. Bear Park, 1972 Virgil Avenue, Sarnia, ON

Gates Open at 10am both days. Grand Entry at 12pm & 6pm on Saturday and 12pm Sunday. HOST DRUM: CHARGING HORSE. ADMISSION: $8 PER DAY/AGES 13-54. $5 PER DAY AGES 6-12. SENIORS 55+, KIDS 5 & UNDER Are FREE


Solidarity Day 2015 

Sunday June 21, 2015. Chiefswood Park. 1037 Brant Highway 54. Six Nations of the Grand River.
Join us for Free Food, Entertainment and Fun! Entertainment to start at 12:30pm. Free Midway courtesy of GRE! Bring Dear old Dad out to the Park. We have something special planned for Father’s Day!


Tyendinaga Aboriginal Day Celebration – Onkwe’hon:we Niwenhnisero:ten

Saturday June 21, 2015. 10am – 3pm. Tsi Tkerhitoton Park (Pow Wow Park)

Parade from Deseronto Centennial Park to the Pow Wow Park. Starts at 10am. For more information call Jamie Brant 613-967-3635.


Indigenous Arts Festival

June 18-20, 2015. Fort York National Historic Site

The Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York celebrates traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, spoken word, visual arts, crafts, and food created by indigenous artis

14th Annual Na-Ma-Res Traditional Outdoor Pow Wow

Sunday June 21, 2015. Fort York National Historic Site

Host Drums Smoke Trail Singers and Eagle Flight Singers. Grand Entry is at noon. Gala Concert at 6pm.

Aboriginal Day Events at Toronto Public Library

Sunday June 21, 2015 starting at 2pm.

Toronto Public Library is pleased to host a variety of events celebrating First Nations culture, bringing awareness to the No More Silence movement. We Keep the Stories, 2 pm; doors open at 1:30 pm. The eh List Presents Lee Maracle and Marilyn Dumont, 3 pm; doors open at 2:50 pm. No More Silence, 4 pm; doors open at 3:50 pm. Please take a moment to view We Keep the Stories, an exhibit of portraits of Aboriginal peoples and Canadian artwork drawn from the library’s special collections on display in the Novella room.

National Aboriginal Day at Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo visitors will receive FREE admission with presentation of Aboriginal status card, Métis card, or a First Nations Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) Client Identification Number Card. Turtle Island Conservation will be hosting a table from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Toronto Zoo’s First Nations Art Garden (by Americas Pavilion) where visitors can learn about the traditional plants in the Art Garden and the work they do in partnership with First Nations communities to protect species at risk. There will also be live turtle presentations at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00pm. All are welcome!

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