“ June is National Indigenous History Month – a time for all Canadians – Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers – to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. It’s important to keep in mind that First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples each have their own unique histories. And within each group, there are distinct histories.” – Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.

“National Indigenous History Month provides an opportunity for all Ontarians to celebrate Indigenous heritage, diversity and culture while acknowledging and reflecting on the achievements of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people”

The Government of Canada recognizes the importance and sacred nature of cultural ceremonies and celebrations that usually occur during this time. While celebrations and events for National Indigenous History Month may be different this year than those in the past, we can still share and learn from stories, traditions and culture in new ways that keep us together and connected.

Take a look at some of the reports.

Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/aboriginal-heritage/royal-commission-aboriginal-peoples/Pages/final-report.aspx

Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future Summary of the Final Report of theTruth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: http://nctr.ca/assets/reports/Final%20Reports/Executive_Summary_English_Web.pdf

The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action: http://trc.ca/assets/pdf/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/

How Did We Get Here? A concise, unvarnished account of the history of the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canada – Interim Report Of The Standing Senate Committee On Aboriginal Peoples https://sencanada.ca/content/sen/committee/421/APPA/Reports/APPAReport-Phase1_WEB_e.pdf

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You can read more information from the Official Canada Website over here: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/indigenous-peoples-day.html