The Indigenous Resource Centre will host a celebration of National Aboriginal Day at the Barrie Campus in Room M137 on June 21 from noon to 3 p.m.
This year’s event will include a presentation of the 2013 Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award to Elder, writer and scholar Basil Johnston. The award presentation will take place at noon.
Created in 2012, the Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award celebrates the work of Aboriginal arts leaders who have made significant contributions to the arts in Ontario. The award also honours the next generation – each recipient is invited to nominate an emerging Aboriginal artist. Basil has selected musician Greg Ritchie as this year’s emerging Aboriginal artist.
The celebration will feature storytelling from Basil, great music performed by Greg Ritchie as well as some traditional snacks and refreshments. Please feel free to drop by and show your support.