June 6, 2012 7:42 pm
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Toronto – The AFN AGA 2012 Host Committee is officially announcing the social and cultural programs scheduled from July 16th to 19th, 2012. Committee member Tap Resources Executive Producer Tuesday Johnson-MacDonald stated, “We are excited to open our arms and share our culture, history and talent with the City of Toronto.”

The AFN AGA 2012 Host Committee promises a wide range of public events which will commemorate the contributions of First Nations Peoples to the War of 1812, showcasing talented First Nations musicians, artists and a theatrical production –by renowned playwright Herbie Barnes. Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse stated, “It is with great pleasure we offer this opportunity for all Canadians to learn from the Indigenous Nations of Turtle Island of the contributions we made during the War of 1812 and to experience the pride we take in honouring our cultures and traditions.”

The scheduled programming will follow the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly July 17 – 19, 2012 and take place at major venues across Toronto.

The following outlines the scheduled events:

Monday July 16, 2012

An Eagle Staff Procession followed by a special Commemorative & Memorial service will take place at Fort York to honour over the 10,000 fallen First Nations heroes who sacrificed their lives in the War of 1812.

Tuesday July 17, 2012

Live musical performances at the Harbourfront Centre will showcase First Nations talent from across Ontario. The musical guests include:

Crystal Shawanda
Derek Miller
Shy-Anne Hovorka
Brock Stonefish
Jace Martin

Wednesday July 18, 2012

An art exhibit featuring the rare collection of Norval Morrisseau’s finest pieces will be open for public viewing at the Steam Whistle Brewery.

Thursday July 19, 2012

Theatrical production and gala, featuring playwright Herbie Barnes, takes us on a journey through the lens of First Nations to retell the history of the alliances made between the Indigenous Nations and British battalions, and the victorious contributions made by the Indigenous Nations leading to the outcome of the war of 1812.

The AFN AGA 2012 Host Committee is comprised of the Chiefs of Ontario, TD Bank Group, Tourism Toronto and Tap Resources and is responsible for organizing the schedule events.

For more information, please visit our website or contact us at:

Chris Allicock
Amberlight Productions

Events Schedule:
Tuesday Johnson- MacDonald,
Executive Producer
Tap Resources

Andre Morriseau
Chiefs of Ontario

Sherry Antone
Chiefs of Ontario

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