Pow Wow, Fort York grounds, Toronto July 25, 2015

bigwalt's Toronto

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to visit the Aboriginal Village which has been encamped on the grounds of old Fort York since the start of the PanAm games. DSC_0490DSC_0494-001Sadly over the course of these games this installation has been sparsely visited and turnout in general has been rather disappointing. It is a very tucked away location and due to construction and lack of signage and p.r. many of the native vendors were not very optimistic that it would accomplish what they had hoped. After some coverage in the local press and a story featured on CBC finally some light had been shed. The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation decided to hold a Pow Wow to draw attention. An appeal was put out on social media and the response was nothing short of incredible.DSC_0492DSC_0518DSC_0539Aboriginal peoples from all over Canada, USA and even Mexico showed…

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