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Indigenous History Month

June 17, 2021

June is celebrated as National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day. National Indigenous History Month is utilized to learn about, acknowledge, and appreciate, the contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. This time may be used to bring awareness to, remember, and honour: Indigenous cultural practices, MMIWG2S, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), Residential Schools along with their victims and survivors, and the history of Indigenous families and the child welfare system, in which there remains a high prevalence of Indigenous children in care to this date. Although in-person celebrations and events are limited during COVID-19, there are still many ways children can get involved in learning about Indigenous culture as well as colonialism:

The history of Indigenous peoples in Canada as well as Indigenous cultural practices should be remembered and taught to all Canadians, including young children. Before we can achieve reconciliation, we must have truth. 

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