Celebrating Aboriginal Culture

Photo of Sara Faruqi By Sara Faruqi,
Toronto Police Service
Published at 3:08 p.m., June 10, 2015

Officers joined hands with youth from the First Nations community to celebrate National Aboriginal Month at the Wellesley Community Centre on June 10. Drumming and dance featured prominently during the event that celebrated traditions while highlighting the talents of youth from the First Nations School and Eastview Junior Public School. The day ended in a Round Dance where officers hand the opportunity to have fun with students on hand.

Officers holding flags marching in
Toronto Police officers march in to the Flag Song on National Aboriginal Day at the Wellesley Community Centre
Officers holding flags marching in
A man speaks at a podium, behind him officers in uniforms look at him or are looking down
children sitting in a gym looking ahead
Girls singing as a woman beats a hand drum
A boy in aboriginal clothing dancing
Officers holding hands with students forming a chain of people
Men and boys around a large drum, beating it and singing
Officers and children holding hands