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National Indigenous History Month 2021

National Indigenous History Month

Every June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour Indigenous peoples’ history and cultures across Turtle Island.  June 21 is celebrated as National Indigenous Peoples Day.

National Indigenous History Month is a time for learning about, appreciating and acknowledging the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

We remember and honour: MMIW2S, Residential School victims (most recently, the 215), and Residential School Survivors. We acknowledge that it is time to face the truth about our shared colonial history of genocide with Indigenous Peoples. Before reconciliation, there must be the truth.

We understand that we need to work together to honour and revitalize Indigenous worldviews in our spaces that exist on the lands of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We need to do better.

Learn more about Truth and Reconciliation: https://nctr.ca/

#nihm #mmiw2s #indigenous #residentialschools #residentialschoolsurvivors

This year we are featuring artwork created by a friend of SIA, Indigenous Artist Kandis Capulet, a member of Flying Dust First Nation. Thank you, Kandis, for sharing your gift!

May this canvas forever be a subtle reminder of who you are and where you come from as Indigenous peoples.

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