Celebrate Indigenous History Month at PAMA with Family Fun Activities and Exhibitions
BRAMPTON, ON (Thursday, June 14) – This June, celebrate Indigenous History Month. Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) invites you to visit our permanent exhibition, We Are Here, which captures the stories of Indigenous Peoples living in Peel. This month, we also feature our Family Fun Day (June 16) and PAMA’s National Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration (June 21) highlighting dances, songs and creative expression.
Family Fun Day, Saturday June 16
Celebrate Summer Solstice on June 16 with a line-up of activities, which are all included in the cost of PAMA admission ($12 for a family of 2 adults and up to 5 kids).
- 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Family Fun Activity and Colouring Room
- 11 a.m. We welcome back Indigenous dancers Leslie McCue (Mississauga, white porcupine clan) and Lindy Kinoshameg (Odawa, pike clan) for an interactive dance performance. Lindy is involved in the arts through stage management, acrylic painting, shadow puppetry, silk screening, traditional dance, beadwork and facilitation. Leslie is an arts administrator, artist, performer, and educator who over the years has fought for Indigenous rights by breaking stereotypes and raising cultural awareness. Space is limited and is on a first-come-first-served basis.
- 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Family Art and Yoga, learn yoga movements and explore our art buffet
- 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Family Art and Stories, inspire creativity through hands-on activities and stories
- 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Family Tour, discover exhibitions in a family-friendly way
National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Thursday, June 21 (Free Admission Evening)
- 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Time Celebration, Garden Square Downtown Brampton
- 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Enjoy tours of PAMA
- 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Get creative at our drop-in activity at PAMA inspired by the Summer Solstice
- 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Drumming Circle with Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) at PAMA
We Are Here Exhibition
We Are Here: The Story of Aboriginal People in Peel, a resident exhibition at PAMA, captures the stories of aboriginal people living in Peel. Aboriginal people have lived in Peel for generations and through personal stories, music and art, we can learn many important lessons from their culture. In this exhibition, Aboriginal people tell their own stories in their own words. Come into the lodge and listen.
PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, and to converse, question and tell stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages: students, families, adults and seniors. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E.in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.