october, 2021

tue19oct4:00 pm5:00 pmWelcome Gathering w/ Ivan Flett Memorial DancersCategory:FREE,iNfestival2021,Livestream,Special Events


(Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

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Welcome to the 22nd annual imagineNATIVE as our Cultural Advisor, Pauline Shirt commences with an Opening Prayer. Enjoy traditional song and dance, performances, messages from young Indigenous screen actors, and fun Indigenous culinary creations before checking out the Festival’s Opening Night Gala.

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We at imagineNATIVE acknowledge that this land located on present-day Tkaronto (Toronto) is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We acknowledge the Dish With One Spoon covenant, a treaty whose spirit is one based in collective stewardship and reciprocity. We take the spirit of this covenant to the core of our operations as we bring artists and audiences from many nations across the globe together through our various initiatives and activities.

Please take a moment to think of the land you currently reside upon, wherever you may be, and  acknowledge those who went before and those yet to come.