Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road 1:30pm – 4:00pm Admission: FREE and open to the public
Join us at the official imagineNATIVE Welcome Reception, as we launch the 2007 festival at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto with opening prayer from honoured elder Garry Sault of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and appearances by Susan Aglukark and others.
The Welcome Reception is a community gathering, with a focus on the representation, voices, and languages of the many nations of Canada, and the coming together of the international Indigenous arts community.
With special guests:
Susan Aglukark, Singer/Songwriter Tony Belcourt, President, Métis Nation of Ontario Nicholas Delbaere-Sawchuk, The Métis Fiddler Quartet Chief Bryan Laforme, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Gail Maurice, Métis/Cree, Director/Producer/Actor Eddy Robinson, Morning Star River Mary Simon, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) Calpulli Yaokizque, Musicians/Dancers, El Salvador