Downtown Toronto hosts an Indigenous Cultural Gathering

TORONTO — A Residential School Survivors Legacy Celebration is on for October 9-11, 2018 to honour 500+ residential school survivors and their families.

The three-day gathering will be held at Nathan Phillips Square, and will feature Indigenous songs, stories, language, food, performance, installations and demonstrations.

Over 20 painted teepees will host drop-in workshops that offer interactive, transferrable teachings and information sharing. A passport will be given to visitors to measure their learning experiences.

The celebration raises awareness of the IRSS Legacy project led by Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre that responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 82:

A replica of a large snapping turtle sculpture termed as the “Restoration of Identity sculpture”, the community’s response to the TRC Call to Action, will be introduced at this event. The original ROI Turtle Sculpture is scheduled to be installed/unveiled in 2020 at the centre of the “Teaching, Learning, Sharing and Healing space” currently being developed at Nathan Phillips Square.

For information on the event see their website at

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