Drumming presentation in the longhouse at Sainte-Marie            

National Aboriginal Day

Grades 3 to 8 & High School

National Aboriginal Day
Now in its 8th great season!

Experience a special Free-Flow program on Tuesday June 21, 2017!
Teachers and Students! Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. Create a personalized day of activities and events on our historic site and celebrate the contributions of First Nations people to Canada.
• Interactive Indigenous Drumming & Dancing with Guest Artists
• A Voyageurs’ Re-enactment Camp
• Hands-on Indigenous Games, Historical Cooking, Basket-making, and much more!

Students and teachers can free-flow to many hands-on activities on the historic site including bannock making, Indigenous foods in the Sainte-Marie cookhouse, making and playing the Indigenous “ring and pin” game, lacrosse demonstrations, and traditional planting of “The Three Sisters” seeds of corn, beans, and squash.  Additional activities will include the demonstration of waterway locks and traditional fire starting.

Aztec dancer performing on National Aboriginal DayIndigenous culture will come to life on the historic site with outstanding performances of drumming, singing and dancing.  The Aztec Drumming Group will wow crowds with their energetic and engaging presentations.  Also performing for the students are The Haudenosaunee Dancers, an Iroquois drum and dance group that uses water drums and cow horns to provide engaging presentations that thank the Creator and reinforce community relationships.  Aboriginal performer John Samosi returns with his interactive hand-drumming, sure to delight visitors of all ages.

Each teacher will receive a handbook detailing over 20 locations outside or in reconstructed buildings where they will find activities, demonstrations and entertainers celebrating First Nations culture and heritage.

Available: June 21, 2017

Numbers: Min. 20

Contact our Tour Coordinator for further information on our Education Programs: 
Phone (705)528-7694 or click here to enquire