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Upcoming Events and Programs

spirit of the seaStorytelling Saturdays: The Spirit of the Sea
July 4th at 3PM

This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of how through the actions of a traitorous bird and a cowardly father Sedna is lead to a life of solitude at the bottom of the ocean as the powerful, and at times vengeful, spirit of the sea. 

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Nunavut Day
July 9th

July 9 marks the passing of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act and the Nunavut Act, which laid the groundwork for the creation of the territory we know today as Nunavut. Join MIA in celebrating this historic day with trivia games, art activities and a hands-on session with pieces from our Educational Collection.  

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Unikkaaqtuat: Inuit Creation Stories Opening Reception
July 9th at 4PM-6PM

Come celebrate the opening of a brand new exhibition! As part of the unveiling of Unikkaaqtuat: Inuit Creation Stories visitors can sit in on a story reading, enact the tales in our brand new LEGENDary theatre and make their own puppets! Light refreshments will be served. FREE with general museum admission, no registration required.

LEGENDary Puppet TheatreLEGENDary Puppet Theatre
July 9th at 12noon-5:30PM

Enact your own epic adventures based off of our new exhibition, “UNIKKAAQTUAT: Inuit Creation Stories” by creating your own puppet theatre production! Act out the stories and legends featured in the exhibition (or create your own) in our LEGENDary Theatre. Activities are FREE with admission.

painted skiesStorytelling Saturdays: Painted Skies
July 11th at 3PM

Join Leslie and Oolipika as they discover one of the Arctic’s natural wonders: the northern lights. This contemporary narrative introduces young readers to an Inuit legend about the northern lights, followed by an epilogue that explains the science behind this amazing phenomenon. 

raven and the loonStorytelling Saturdays: The Raven and the Loon
July 18th at 3PM

What happens when Raven and Loon enter into a sewing game? The results are not what these two birds expected and led to Raven and Loon acquiring their now-familiar coats.

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July 19th at 11AM-1PM & 3PM-5PM

MIA goes to Fort York! Join us as we run programming inside the Fort York Visitor Centre during the Aboriginal Pavilion. Unleash your creativity with an art activity and get up closer and personal with art from our Educational Collection to learn more about works produced by Inuit in Canada.

lightning and thunderStorytelling Saturdays: The Legend of Lightning and Thunder
July 25th at 3PM

In a traditional legend that has been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries, two siblings resort to stealing from their fellow villagers, and inadvertently introduce lightning and thunder into the world. 

Aboriginal PavilionAboriginal Pavilion
July 25th at 11AM-5PM

MIA goes to Fort York! Join us as we run programming inside the Fort York Visitor Centre during the Aboriginal Pavilion. Unleash your creativity with an art activity and get up closer and personal with art from our Educational Collection to learn more about works produced by Inuit in Canada.

Aboriginal PavilionAboriginal Pavilion
July 26th at 11AM-3PM

MIA goes to Fort York! Join us as we run programming inside the Fort York Visitor Centre during the Aboriginal Pavilion. Unleash your creativity with an art activity and get up closer and personal with art from our Educational Collection to learn more about works produced by Inuit in Canada.

Circle Feather LogoPlanet IndigenUS
August 8th 

350 artists. 10 days. A global exploration of contemporary Indigenous civilizations. Since 2004, Planet IndigenUS has been raising public awareness, breaking stereotypes and fostering a cross-cultural dialogue between Canadians. Enjoy music, art, food and ideas from First Nations communities across Canada and Indigenous peoples around the world. Stay tuned for more details!

 All activities are included with museum admission.