June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, and the month of June is National Indigenous History Month. Faith & the Common Good is proud to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We remain committed to Truth and Reconciliation and working alongside Indigenous communities to create positive change and stronger relationships.
Activities for National Indigenous Peoples Day are organized across Canada every year. For more information about the day’s activities, you can visit: National Indigenous Peoples Day - Canada.ca
During the rest of the month, we invite you to take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across Canada.
As part of this effort to uplift Indigenous-led innovators, we have spotlighted some resources that celebrate Indigenous communities. We encourage everyone to keep the learning and the conversations going all year long.
Below are just a few resources to explore:
- Indigenous Cinema from the National Film Board.
- Stories from the Land video series.
- Warrior Kids Podcast: A place for kids and adults to learn and celebrate everything Indigenous.
- New Fire (CBC Radio) by Lisa Charleyboy: Conversations with and about Indigenous youth, urban and on-reserve.
- Indigenous Canada at the University of Alberta: A 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada.
As we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and National Indigenous History Month, we will also uphold our commitment to Reconciliation, today, this month, and through the years to come.