Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

JUNIOR Festival at Harbourfront Centre

We hosted craft workshops, a tipi showcase, and performances by the First Fire Dance Group and All Nation Juniors. Inside the tipi, teachings were shared at three different times each day, enriching the experience for all attendees.


Saturday: Children participated in tipi crafting workshops, where they learned tipi teachings and created their own personal tipis to take home.

Sunday: The day featured a Medicine Wheel beading workshop. Children learned about the Medicine Wheel and made their own bracelets.

Sunday Afternoon: An Orange Shirt craft activity honored Residential School Survivors, their families, and communities.

The festival concluded with performances from the First Fire Dance Group and All Nation Juniors.

These performances and activities were more than just entertainment; they were a celebration of our heritage, resilience, and community spirit.

Each craft workshop and dance performance carried deep cultural significance, offering a glimpse into our traditions and the wisdom passed down through generations. By sharing these elements of our culture, we aim to foster understanding, respect, and unity among all attendees.

We are honored to be part of this festival and grateful for the opportunity to share our culture and traditions with the community through such engaging and meaningful activities. Chi-miigwech to everyone who joined us at the JUNIOR Festival and helped make it a memorable experience. Together, we honor our past, celebrate our present, and look forward to a future of continued cultural exchange and understanding.