Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre (TCFNCC) is pleased to invite you to attend the Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS) Legacy Celebration on July 29 and 30, 2019 at Nathan Phillips Square. Hosted by TCFNCC in collaboration with the City of Toronto, we are expecting 200 – 300 Residential School Survivors from across this region, their families and those affected inter-generationally. As part of the 2-day Celebration programming, we plan to acknowledge them throughout the event by providing a reunion / reconnection to the IRSS students, many of who have not seen one another for 50+ years.
We will also use this opportunity to share and celebrate the diversity of all our Nations cultures, traditions and languages through workshops, presentations, stories, teachings, dance, film, music and other forms of cultural expression. Tipis will be set up on Nathan Phillips Square to offer cultural workshops hosted by Indigenous community organizations. Daytime programming will begin each morning with a sunrise ceremony, followed by feature speakers and presentations, and Wampum Belt Teachings in the afternoon. Evening programming will feature special entertainment both nights, including a Film Screening and an Indigenous Talent Show. All programming and workshops are family friendly and free to the public!