June is National Indigenous History month in Canada. June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This year, National Indigenous History Month is dedicated to the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of residential schools.
In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.
This June 21st, 2021 is the national 25th anniversary of celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples!
This is the perfect time to learn more about and celebrate the diverse cultures of the Indigenous people of Turtle Island, to educate yourself on Indigenous issues, and to do your part to work toward reconciliation.