June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day which celebrates the history, diversity, and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
In addition to celebrating our rich Indigenous culture, we recognize the need to make tangible actions toward recognizing the truth and reconciliation process with Canada’s Indigenous peoples. The atrocities of Canada's residential school system have had a lasting, traumatic, and very present impact on Indigenous people across our country. A commitment to reconciliation requires that we acknowledge and act on this lived and inter-generational trauma.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing trauma or grief and need extra support during this difficult time, please know - there is help available:
Other resources (source: Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society):