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Toronto, Jun 19 (Canadian-Media): Indigenous Peoples Day would be celebrated by the City of Toronto with a Sunrise Ceremony on June 21 at 5:30 a.m. on Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., near the Indigenous flags on the east side of the Square, media reports said.
Proclamation for Indigenous Peoples Day would be read by Toronto Mayor John Tory and the event will be attended by Indigenous leaders and community members as well as City officials and staff.
John Tory. Image credit: Facebook page
Indigenous Peoples Day takes place annually on June 21 across Canada.
Following the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons, June was declared National Aboriginal History Month in 2009,
On this day, the public is encouraged to recognize, not only the unique and important history, culture and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit in Canada, but also the strength of present-day Aboriginal communities and their promise for the future.
To show respect for the sacred and traditional protocols for ceremonies and Indigenous Peoples, video and/or audio recording of the Sunrise Ceremony will not be allowed .
The proclamation presentation, which immediately follows the Sunrise Ceremony may be filmed/recorded.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)