WELCOME TO THE ABORIGINAL PAVILION!
The Aboriginal Pavilion is a 19 day Indigenous arts, culture, and sports festival being held at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Fort York National Historic Site’s Garrison Common and Harbourfront Centre, concurrent to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games from July 10-26, 2015 and August 7-9, 2015.
The Pavilion will bring together Indigenous peoples from across the Americas to celebrate, share and learn through our exciting programming. From Main Stage musical performances to dance, theatre, and family programming on our Small Stage; from visual arts and traditional crafts workshops to artist talks, film screenings, a curated exhibition, there will be much to see and much to do!
At the very heart of the Aboriginal Pavilion is the Cultural Village which will consist of four traditional houses. Each one representative of a specific Indigenous community or a collective of individuals from an Indigenous group or region. The traditional houses are a visual and symbolic representation of Indigenous peoples coming together for the purpose of providing a rich experience that’s culturally appropriate, educational, and enriching.
Energetic athletes will animate our Sports Zone, and talented artisans and chefs will offer up handcrafted works and culinary treats for visitors in our Artisan and Food Marketplace.
A cultural feast awaits you!