The Toronto Argonauts are celebrating diversity on Saturday, September 23, as they host an Indigenous Cultural Night.
The Toronto Argonauts are one of the oldest professional sports teams in North America and play at BMO Field (170 Princes’ Blvd.) located at Exhibition Place. The Toronto Argonaut has continued to develop its D&I practice helping spread a message of inclusivity. This year Toronto Argonauts shared their time with the children and residents of Tyendinaga Reserve.
To Honour the time, they spent at the Tyendinaga reserve and other First Nations peoples, the Toronto Argonauts are hosting an indigenous cultural night that will be filled with pre and in-game indigenous cultural practices and performances. Chief R. Stacey LaForme will be staring off the game with a land acknowledgement, 2x world champion hoop dancer Lisa Odjig will be performing, and DJ Classic Roots will also be setting the pre-game vibes.
The Toronto Argonauts have also planned for the team player to wear a shirt during the Winnipeg game the following week.
To learn more about The Toronto Argonauts’ Indigenous cultural night listen below.