Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre Indigenous Legacy Gathering

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre _ Indigenous Legacy Gathering
Friendships through art

ANDPVA is proud to be a support partner of the Indigenous Legacy Gathering (ILG) held at Nathan Phillips Square to commemorate Indian Residential School Survivors. Created by Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, the Indigenous Legacy Gathering showcases and celebrates the diversity of Indigenous peoples’ cultures, traditions, and languages through workshops, presentations, stories, teachings, dance, film, and music.

ANDPVA’s programming includes artists’ performances and workshops on the Main Stage and in ANDPVA’s Teepee. Each year, up to 20 teepees inhabited by Indigenous organizations dot Nathan Phillips Square.

Over the years, ANDPVA’s programming in its Teepee comprised music performances and art-making like wampum belt replicas, Two Row wampum key chains or painting. In 2023, we held private workshops for The Writers Room led by Phyllis McKenna who instructed three previously-Houseless women on how to journal.

In ILG’s Marketplace, ANDPVA sponsors 20 artists out of 35 vendor booths.
ANDPVA’s sponsorship supports the gathering to honour Indian Residential School Survivors and their families. Recognition of Indigenous cultural resiliency and diversity helps restore identity.

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