June is Indigenous History Month in Canada, a month to honour the rich history of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people of Canada, a history that has been erased and silenced throughout Canadian history. The relationship between the history of the First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis/Michif Peoples of Canada and this history of this land now called Canada is one shaped by colonialism inflicted by many Canadian institutions, and that still exists today. Honouring Indigenous history can assist in understanding the importance of decolonization.
The CTRC has gathered some resources to support you in your learning journey as we strive toward always honouring our treaty responsibilities and commitment to reconciliation.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation offers teaching resources for educators, reports, and exhibits about Indigenous history.
The Canadian Museum of History offers Traditional and Creation stories from Indigenous storytellers.
The Government of Canada has resources to learn about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis history about a variety of topics such as Indigenous LGBTQ2SIA+ people, language, arts, and environment, among others.
Voices From Here is a video series and lesson plan about Indigenous history in Canada, tackling a variety of important topics such as residential schools and treaties.
The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan has compiled a list of Indigenous resources and events for Indigenous History Month.
On The Trapline by David A. Robertson
When I Was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
Treaty Words: For As Long As the River Flows by Aimée Craft
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