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A few local events to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

'It is with our partners and community members of North Bay; we celebrate a new season; a season of travel and growth'
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The North Bay Museum and Community Waterfront Park will be hosting an event this Friday afternoon to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.  

Visitors will have a chance to take part in a number of activities including checking out the Indigenous Friendship Centre’s Tipi and take part in the Metis Nation’s Cultural Games.

All activities are free of charge.

Kathy Fortin, Executive Director of the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre says it is wonderful to be able to showcase this Indigenous People Day Celebration event on the longest day of the year.

“It is with our partners and community members of North Bay; we celebrate a new season; a season of travel and growth,” said Fortin in a release.

“At this, the first annual Solstice celebration, the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre will exhibit songs, dances, and share knowledge.

“It is through sharing our arts and culture at events such as this, that I believe, can open a door for the general public to begin being curious about what it is we do here at the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre and how we can all work together to bring harmony and peace to our community.”

Some of the other activities Friday are: 

  • Make a Postcard with the Kennedy Gallery 
  • Enjoy a Historical Presentation by Maurice Switzer
  • See the special Wampum Belt Display
  • Look Skyward with the North Bay Astronomy Clubs

Other events include the film Reconciliation on Bay Street which will be played on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center.

The film was produced on the heels of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final report, Reconciliation on Bay St. is the first ever film on economic reconciliation in Canada..

The short film features Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, sharing their insights and opportunities and a hopeful glimpse at a respectful and prosperous future.

This film was written by local author Maurice Switzer and produced by award winning Canadian film maker Andree Cabazon.

Click on https://vimeo.com/244918355  to see the trailer of this 32-minute film.



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