Indigenous Tourism Ontario joined with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig to host Weekend for Reality and Reconciliation final fall

Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) is being celebrated for a reconciliation-themed pageant held final fall in Sault Ste. Marie.

Festivals and Occasions Ontario gave two awards to ITO for the inaugural Weekend for Reality and Reconciliation, which was held Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2022, in partnership with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, a instructing and analysis centre of excellence in Anishinaabe training.

The 2022 Weekend for Reality and Reconciliation was a two-day, family-oriented showcase of Indigenous arts, tradition and heritage, with instructional alternatives surrounding Indigenous historical past and reconciliation efforts.

In keeping with ITO, 4,250 folks attended the occasion. Its success means the occasion will return for a second 12 months in 2023.

For its efforts, ITO acquired the Influence Award, which was newly established for 2023. It acknowledges a pageant or occasion that embodies one of the best concepts to advance cultural variety and inclusion at occasions, or empowering marginalized demographics to take part, or will increase the social affect of occasions inside your group, area or the Province of Ontario, or being a frontrunner with reference to reality and reconciliation within the Indigenous group.

The occasion was additionally named Finest New Competition.

ITO acquired the popularity in the course of the 2023 convention of Festivals and Occasions Ontario, which was held March 6-8 in Niagara Falls.