Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

June 18, 2015 10:40 ET

Host First Nation for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Welcomes Canadians to National Aboriginal Month Celebrations

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 18, 2015) - This summer there is a lot to celebrate - traditions, culture and sport. Over the course of the next three months, The Mississaugas of the New Credit (MNCFN) are celebrating all these and more. Beginning in June, MNCFN will be involved in National Aboriginal Month events throughout South-Central Ontario. Then, MNCFN will be welcoming the world to Toronto as the official Host First Nation for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in July and August. It is an exciting time for the MNCFN to proclaim #YouAreWelcome and invite everyone to join in on the fun.

"National Aboriginal Month is an important time for us to welcome our fellow Canadians into our culture and share our history and traditions," says Chief Bryan LaForme, MNCFN. "The celebrations will include traditional and contemporary music, dance, storytelling, art and indigenous cuisine. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!"

National Aboriginal Month celebrations include the Na-Me-Res Traditional Outdoor PowWow on Sunday, June 21 at Fort York and the 6th Annual Aboriginal History Month Celebration at Yonge & Dundas Square on Wednesday, June 24.

Starting on Friday, July 10, the MNCFN will be bringing their traditions and love of sport to life in a whole new way as they partner with the TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee as the official Host First Nation of the Games.

"We are honoured to officially welcome and build friendships with the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games visitors, athletes and organizers," says Chief Bryan LaForme. "As the Host First Nation, we are excited to be involved in the Games, share our story and showcase our deep spiritual connection to these lands."

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