Traditional Native Cooking at National Aboriginal Day

Indigenous Events

National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21)

National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) is a time for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of Indigenous peoples, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Canada chose June 21 because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice and because many Indigenous groups mark this day to celebrate their heritage.

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Sainte-Marie will offer Indigenous singing, drumming and dancing. Indigenous displays and demonstrations include kid’s heritage crafts, waterway and lacrosse demonstrations, Indigenous crafters, and more.

Restaurant Sainte-Marie will offer a special themed menu, providing delicious original recipes including “Three Sisters Soup” made from corn, beans, and squash.

Boy participating at National Aboriginal Day

2017 Guest Performers and Historical Demonstrations:

Red Spirit Drum & Dancing Group
Misty Creek Drum Group
Aztec Drum Group
Mohawk Water Drum Group
Indigenous Art workshop with Paul Whittam
John Simosi HAnd Drumming

On-going Activities Throughout the Day
• Orientation Slide Show
• Children’s Crafts
• Display and Information
• Indigenous Artisans
• “Survival in the Bush” Encampment
• Make Corn Husk Figures
• Indigenous Foods
• 17th century Fire-Starting
• Bracelet Making
• Métis Roots Display
• Métis Youth Cultural Program
• Clay Workshop
• Basket Making Demonstration
• Lacrosse Demonstration
• Teas in the Hospital
• Indigenous Games
• Indigenous Drumming

Restaurant Sainte-Marie – Enjoy our Special Menu
3 Sisters Soup – Battered Georgian Bay White Fish & Chips
Homemade Corn Bread – Field Salad with dried cranberries, raisins and pine nuts – Strawberry Dessert
Full licensed and air-conditioned

Admission Rates

Adults -$12.00

Seniors (65+) - $10.00

Students (13+) - $10.50

Youth (6-12) - $9.25

Children 5 years and under - FREE

Support person accompanying a paying visitor with a disability: FREE

(Applicable taxes are not included; please note that Rates are subject to change)



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