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Aboriginal Awareness Day at Crawford Lake this Sunday, June 22

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Join us for Aboriginal Awareness Day at Crawford Lake and enjoy a fun filled day celebrating Canada’s Aboriginal past, present and future in the park’s picturesque, reconstructed Iroquoian village.

This year, Crawford Lake’s Aboriginal Awareness Day festival falls on Sunday June 22 and will feature a preview of the Deer Clan Longhouse that has been under construction since September 2013. Staff is excited to be able to share a sneak peek of this exciting project with park visitors!

Crawford Lake welcomes Alexandre Nahdee and Raegan Kennedy, guest artists who will be unveiling their work as the premier exhibit for the Deer Clan Longhouse. Exchanges and Changes: Comprehensive Narratives explores identity in a cultural, historical and environmental context and will be on display until November 2, 2014.

The day would not be complete without Chief Top Leaf who welcomes all to “look, listen, and learn” as he shares the traditional wisdom of the Haudenosaunee people through props and storytelling. The park also welcomes guest presenter Jon Averill who will be down by the lake teaching about the importance of the drum and traditional skills.

Try your hand at making a clay pot or playing a game of lacrosse to round out your day!

The Aboriginal Awareness Day festival runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday June 22. Regular park admission fees apply. Conservation Halton annual pass holders admitted free of charge.

Through Economic Action Plan 2012, the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund supported the Halton Region Conservation Foundation with an investment of up to $300,333, toward total project costs of $901,000, to expand the indoor space of the Crawford Lake Iroquoian Village.

For more information on this event and all the other happenings at Conservation Halton Parks visit the Events Calendar; to find out about recreational programs and services, go to the Halton Parks page.