Hundreds of athletes, music too
Ten musical acts will highlight the cultural festival at McMaster University during the North American Indigenous Games.
McMaster is the western hub of Toronto 2017 NAIG, which runs from July 16-23.
Campus residences will house about 2,500 indigenous athletes between the ages of 13 and 18.
Five of the 14 sports on the NAIG roster will be played in this area, with softball and soccer joining the three traditional sports — canoekayak, archery and lacrosse.
There will be cultural festivals at York University in Toronto and on green space in front of the engineering building on the McMaster campus, running from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday, July 17, to Friday, July 21.
The festivals are free to the public.
The festival at Mac features elders, traditional indigenous teachings, cultural performances, vendor booths and workshops.