Indigenous History Month

June 14, 2022

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June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to learn about and appreciate the important contributions First Nations, Inuit and Métis people have made and continue to make today. Our government continues to work with Indigenous communities across Canada to build stronger nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, government-to-government relationships based on respect, partnership, and the affirmation of rights.

As we come together to mark National Indigenous History Month, we all have a responsibility to honour the stories and historical experiences of Indigenous communities and to celebrate their cultures and diversity. Educating ourselves and others on their contributions while also acknowledging historic wrongs is an important step towards truth and reconciliation. 

Today, and every day, we will walk the shared path of reconciliation, work to provide equal opportunities, and build a better future for everyone.

If you want to learn more, a great place to start would be with books written by Indigenous authors. The Bookshelf offers a wide variety of books and articles written by Indigenous peoples for you to explore: Bookshelf - Guelph | Books - Movies - Music - Online Store

For additional educational resources, please see this website: National Indigenous History Month - History and culture (pc.gc.ca)