While touring Toronto in June 2007, host of “Living on Purpose” Lynn Thompson attended the Sunrise Ceremony June 21st with her brother, Jamie Thompson (www.urbanflute.com) at Nathan Phillips Square. There was also a flag-raising on the City Hall Podium Roof. After Jamie took off to attend to musical details, Lynn joined in the Buffalo Jump World Prayer and Peace Parade (Unity Walk) along Queen Street to Trinity-Bellwoods Park, where all were invited to participate in a picnic, enjoy music, story-telling and activities. In this Episode you will hear segments of the “live” music during the Walk woven through conversations with various people attending the event in the Park. All events were free and welcoming of all people, all cultures, all ages. “The Buffalo Jump Artists’ Collective was formed in February 1999 to support a Peace Walk in celebration of National Aboriginal Day on June 21st. The Buffalo Jump was inspired by a project conceived by Simon Paul Dene and Shawn Grey in 1993 called ‘Buffalo Jump Ahead'”. The City of Toronto, its Aboriginal Employees’ Association and their partners marked the 13th annual National Aboriginal Day City Celebration with activities at City Hall from June 18 to June 23. All events each year are free of charge. http://www.naaf.ca/html/cultural_07_e.html
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