Marymound attracts more than 1,000 people to Indigenous culture celebration
More than 1,000 people celebrate Indigenous culture at Marymound’s annual event
More than 1,000 people gathered at Marymound School on Wednesday to celebrate First Nations and Metis culture.
Marymound works with at-risk youth, and each year, it devotes a day to celebrating Aboriginal culture.
This year, they had a pow wow, drum groups, a free BBQ with a traditional feast, games, pony rides, crafts and more.
Ali Fontaine, an Anishinaabe singer-songwriter, performed Wednesday, along with Boogey the Beat.
The event runs until 6 p.m. on Wednesday and is open to the public.
"It's our chance to really show our honour and respect for the Aboriginal culture," said Jay Rodgers, Marymound's CEO. "It's so important because a lot of the kids we serve are of Indigenous descent, and so, respecting that culture and building relationships with Indigenous leaders and agencies is important to us."