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Jun 18, 2013
Photography Contest Launches on National Aboriginal Day

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Ontario Government Celebrates First Nation, Inuit and Métis Culture
Steep yourself in time-honoured traditions on June 21, National Aboriginal Day.
This year, explore the rich culture of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ontario. You can share your favourite memories of Aboriginal experiences and destinations by entering a new online photography contest.
There will be many great photography opportunities taking place on June 21 at National Aboriginal Day celebrations across Ontario, including:


   • Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival at Vincent Massey Park in Ottawa
   • Sunrise ceremony at Prince Arthur's Landing in Thunder Bay
   • Traditional drumming and dance performances at Hollinger Park in Timmins
   • Niagara Falls and the CN Tower in Toronto will be lit in the colours of the traditional Medicine Wheel at 9 p.m.
 

Visit facebook.com/ontariotravel to enter the contest and ontariotravel.net/aboriginal for more ways to see and experience Aboriginal traditions and history across the province.
Celebrating the culture and traditions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ontario is part of the government's efforts to build vibrant communities and a fair society.
 
QUICK FACTS
• Every year on June 21, National Aboriginal Day celebrates the diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.
• There are three distinct groups of Aboriginal Peoples in Ontario: First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
• Ontario is home to more than 300,000 Aboriginal people. Over half live in towns and cities across the province.
 
LEARN MORE
• Enter the Summer Aboriginal Destinations photo contest.
• Discover National Aboriginal Day events and celebrations in Ontario.
 

CONTACTS

Flavia Mussio
Media Contact
416-314-9455
Flavia.Mussio@ontario.ca

Scott Cavan
Minister’s Office
416-314-6212
scott.cavan@ontario.ca

Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
http://www.ontario.ca/aboriginal
 


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