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List of events:
Aboriginal ceremony, Saturday and Sunday at 11am.
Birch bark canoe demonstrations by Marcel Labelle, Saturday and Sunday at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
McMichael Water Trail gallery tours, Saturday and Sunday at 12pm, 1pm & 2pm.
Discovery Hike with Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association and Toronto Region Conservation Authority, Saturday at 1:30pm.
Humber Waterways and Travel Routes of Indigenous People by Shelley Charles, Sunday at 1:30pm.
August 1112, 2012Visual Arts Craft Family Planet IndigenUS Off-site
Designated as a Canadian Heritage River, the Humber River offers equal delights to both nature and history enthusiasts. This weekend, during Toronto's Planet IndigenUS Festival, we would like to reaffirm our connection to the river and its Aboriginal heritage. Both days will begin with an Aboriginal ceremony and teachings led by Anishinabe Elder Shelley Charles. On Sunday, she will also offer a historical presentation, Humber Waterways and Travel Routes of Indigenous people. Other activities will include birch bark canoe storytelling sessions and demonstrations by master canoe builder, Marcelle Labelle... and canoe rides, if the weather permits!
McMichael Water Trail gallery tours will take you on a journey across time, and Canada, through the art presently on display inside the gallery, while Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority leaders will offer a Discovery Hike along the banks of the Humber River.