National Indigenous History Month
June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, an opportunity to learn about the unique cultures, traditions, and experiences of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.
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 of June will have 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
We encourage you to take some time this June to learn more about Indigenous Peoples in Canada. You can do this by:
- Discovering stories, traditions, and cultures
- Exploring the past and honour truth
- Learning more about present-day communities
- Showing your support and joining the conversation
Please note there are Indigenous mental health services available.