This June 21, 2021 is the national 25th anniversary of celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada!
Did you know that the name for the land 'Canada' originally came from an Iroquoian first nation's language, derived from the word 'Kanata' to mean 'Small Village' in 1888.
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Events happening in BC to celebrate Indigenous day:
Crab Park (Vancouver) from 11am – 4pm for anyone who would like to come and join smoke signals and other celebrations!
Honouring Indigenous Wellness Virtual event - June 22nd - 2-3pm
Celebrating Indigenous Art & Culture - Online event - June 17th - today - 2-3pm
Everyone must continue to learn and listen to Indigenous voices. Build connections with Indigenous Elders, colleagues, friends, family and communities.
For resources and information you can visit:
Read The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
read the 94 Calls to Action for Truth and Reconciliation.
Check out our Indigenous wellness page
Education - You can learn more about the history of Indigenous People via Indigenous Canada - 12-lesson Online Course from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions. Each module takes approx. 2 hours to complete but this online 12 week course is self-paced. Sign up now for free: https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada#syllabus