Indigenous Cultural Celebration to kick off Indigenous History Month June 1 in Oshawa


Published May 15, 2024 at 10:36 am

Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Chief Kelly LaRocca at last year's annual Pow Wow. Photo by Ang Tek Gie Photography

Oshawa is kicking-off Indigenous History Month in June with its first-ever Indigenous Cultural Celebration June 1 at Ed Broadband Park on the waterfront.

This event is a celebration of the “beautiful and rich culture” of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island and is part of the City’s year-long centennial party recognizing a century since Oshawa was incorporated as a ‘city’ in 1924.

The Indigenous Cultural Celebration will happen at the park between noon and four p.m. with a variety of performances and interactive workshops, led by various First Nations, Inuit and Métis presenters and storytellers across several mediums and disciplines.

The celebration is free and open to all.

Activities will include:

  • a family area with storytelling, craft making, and interactive activities;
  • an education area with a water teaching, workshops, and demonstrations;
  • food and merchandise vendors displaying their artwork; and,
  • the main stage featuring a variety of presenters including hand drumming, hoop dancing, storytelling, and more.

Parking is available at the paved parking lot attached to the Ed Broadbent Waterfront Park. On-street parking is also available within the area.

Visit to learn more. For the latest updates on the Centennial year celebrations, visit or send an email to [email protected].

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