McGuinty Government Celebrates Aboriginal Culture

    Province Provides Support To Annual Festival

    TORONTO, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - The annual Canadian Aboriginal Festival is an
excellent opportunity for people to learn more about Aboriginal culture and
traditions, Michael Bryant, Ontario's Minister of Aboriginal Affairs said
today as he joined the celebrations at the Rogers Centre.
    "The Canadian Aboriginal Festival is one of the best events of its kind
in the world for highlighting the culture and traditions of Aboriginal
people," said Bryant. "It is really a way of welcoming all people to become
more aware of Aboriginal culture, its rich traditions, and its significance in
our shared history."
    Ontario is providing $40,000 in support of the Festival. "Our government
is pleased to support this unique and powerful celebration that gives voice to
the Aboriginal heritage and stories," said Bryant.
    "There is no better way to celebrate and reflect on the richness of the
diverse Aboriginal cultures represented here this weekend."
    The three-day festival continues until Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Festival
information is available at:

    Disponible en français


For further information:

For further information: Greg Crone, Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs,
Minister's Office, (416) 606-8562; Merike Nurming, Ministry of Aboriginal
Affairs, Communications Branch, (416) 326-4079

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