Throughout the year, the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto hosts a variety of special events. These include workshops, conferences, ceremonies and a variety of classes. You can review all of our upcoming events below using the Events Calendar.
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Please join us in this event to support and learn about our Memory Meaning-Making & Collections project. You will have the opportunity to view specially selected items from our artifact & art collection and enjoy a musical performance by Cris Derksen.
Participate in a silent auction for a chance to own: – Rare Framed print of Carl Beam’s “Fragile Skies” – “The Next Leaders” Original painting by Manitou Animki Penashi – Jewellery and artwork by local Aboriginal artists such as Phil Cote, Barb Nahwegahbow, Amber Sandy, and Mike Ormsby – Hand-crafted wooden bowl by Stinson Studios – Vintage turtle blanket throw from Pendleton Woolen Mills. – And much more!
MMMC is a unique partnership between the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto and the University of Toronto which develops cultural programming for a group of Anishinaabe and Cree seniors in downtown Toronto. Our project brings Indigenous community members together with older craft items from the NCCT’s collection, such as moccasins, dolls, baskets, quillwork and other items from people’s day-to-day lives. We engage in handling sessions with these items to share memories, stories, and experiences and to learn about Aboriginal cultural history. Inspired by the process of learning through their material heritage, the group has visited the Royal Ontario Museum, Woodland Cultural Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives. These trips have been enjoyed so much that our dream and goal for next season is our biggest collections visit yet, 5 days in Washington DC, to work hands-on with the Smithsonian Institution (National Museum of the American Indian and National Museum of Natural History). We are fundraising to help realize this dream of going to the Smithsonian to interact with their collections, to share memories and opinions, to learn about our history, and to foster better relationships between museums and First Nations community members.