Native Canadian Centre to celebrate Aboriginal History Month

NCCTThe Native Canadian Centre of Toronto Celebrates Aboriginal History Month, June 23, presented by the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Yonge – Dundas Square, Toronto, as part of the National Aboriginal History Month celebrations,

The Native Canadian Centre of To.onto is a membership-based, charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto in a beautifully renovated heritage building. NCCT offers a wide range of programs and services based on Indigenous cultural traditions and teachings. All are welcome.

This year there is an exciting line-up of entertainers, including Blackstone headlining! As well as, all day Kid’s Arts & Crafts Tent, craft vendors exhibiting and selling their wares and Aboriginal agencies showcasing what they are doing in the community.

12:00 Master of Ceremonies Bob Goulais
12:10 Opening Elder Cat Creiger
12:20 Honour Song
12:25 NCCT Board President – Gene Jamieson & Councillor Cressy
12:30 Powwow Dance Performance
1:15 Powwow Boot Camp by Kahawi Dance
2:30 Youth Talent Showcase
3:35 First Nation Communities Read Award Presentation
3:40 First Nations School Youth Dance Performance
4:00 Fashion Show by NativeTalent.Net
5:00 Toronto Métis Jiggers
6:00 Logan Staats
7:00 Blackstone

Since 1962 the centre’s purpose has been to deliver programs and services to urban Indigenous people. “The strength and beauty of our people lays in our ability and willingness to share with one another as well as with our non-Indigenous members and other interest groups. This is one of the fundamental values embodied in our distinctive culture”, according to the centre.

The Aboriginal Education Outreach Program (AEOP) is an interactive project that has been set up to promote and foster a greater understanding of Native People in North America and their distinct cultures. Through the AEOP students are exposed to the teachings and traditions of Indigenous Nations: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. The Program ensures that students get relevant information and a thorough understanding of Native culture and an up close, in person lesson that brings Native people out of the history books and into a contemporary context, moving away from common stereotypes and misconceptions. Learn more here: http://ncct.on.ca/

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