Sharing in Drums, Dance & Culture

Photo of Kevin Masterman By Kevin Masterman,
Toronto Police Service
Published at 4:09 p.m., June 1, 2016

Police officers joined members of the Aboriginal community, including children with Aboriginal backgrounds, in learning more about culture and tradition through drum, dance and story-telling. The June 1 pow wow, hosted by the Toronto Police Service Aboriginal Consultative Committee, is an annual event celebrating the traditions of many Aboriginal peoples.

A man at a podium with two men in TPS uniform bowing heads in foreground
Elder Andrew Wesley delivers a blessing at the ceremony
A man at a podium with two men in TPS uniform bowing heads in foreground
A man and a boy in traditional Aboriginal regalia in front of people watching them
Two men sitting at a drum
Drumsticks over a drum
A group of girls and women singing, holding hand drums
A girl in traditional Aboriginal clothing dances in front of people in TPS uniform
A group of people holding hands in circles in a gym
Men in TPS uniform holding hands with children
A group of men and women in TPS uniform hold hands with children