National Indigenous History Month!

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, an opportunity to learn about the rich cultures, traditions, and experiences of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. It’s a time to honour the stories, achievements, and resilience of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on this land since time immemorial and whose presence continues to impact the evolving Canada. The House of Commons designated June as National Aboriginal History Month in 2009. The name was changed to National Indigenous History Month in 2017.

Each week is dedicated to a different theme to highlight specific aspects of Indigenous history, cultures, and perspectives. 
June 1 to 6: Women, girls, and 2SLGBTQI+ people
June 5 to 11: Environment, traditional knowledge, and territory
June 10 to 18: Children and youth
June 19 to 25: Languages, cultures, and Arts
June 26 to 30: Reconciliation

Resources:
Govt of Canada provided learning resources
June 21st, 2023 is National Indigenous People’s Day – Info
BC Treaty Commission Info on National Indigenous History Month

The VSTA acknowledges that we work and live on the unceded and ancestral lands of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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