Loyalist College Aboriginal Resource Centre Hosts 20th Annual Festival of Native Arts

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Loyalist College Aboriginal Resource Centre Hosts 20th Annual Festival of Native Arts

by aanationtalk on October 29, 20141130 Views

October 29, 2014

On Saturday, November 1, the Aboriginal Resource Centre at Loyalist COLLEGE will HOST its 20th Annual Festival of Native Arts from 10 am to 4 pm in the Dining Hall of the Kente Building. There is no charge for admission and everyone is welcome.

Every year hundreds of people attend the festival, with live music and entertainment throughout the day. This year’s lineup of Native performers will feature Lacey Hill and Nani-Gish-Kung Big Drum along with returning artists David Finkle and the Tyendinaga Singers. Anataras Brant will emcee the event. More than 30 vendors will be selling traditional food and handmade items such as crafts, carvings, art work and leather items from across Ontario including Toronto, North Bay and the Six Nations area. Visiting Grandmothers will also host a craft table, guiding children in creating their own Native art. On the occasion of the festival’s 20th anniversary, the College will also launch its White Ribbon Campaign in support of an end to violence against women.

What: 20th Annual Festival of Native Arts
When: Saturday, November 1
10 am to 4 pm
Where: Loyalist College Dining Hall

The Aboriginal Resource Centre at Loyalist College maximizes opportunities for Aboriginal students to realize their full academic and personal potential. With several Aboriginal Resource Centre staff members, including a full-time math tutor, Academic Liaison and Outreach Officer, the Centre offers students easy access to academic and individual counselling. Together, they reach hundreds of students. Their services, as well as the friendship provided by the Centre, help students to achieve rewarding jobs by developing the fundamental academic, teamwork and personal management skills necessary to succeed in the changing world of work.

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Media Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing and Communications, Loyalist College, [email protected], 613-969-1913 ext. 2536

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