In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month to recognize the history, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNMI) peoples in Canada. This year is dedicated to the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of residential schools. All Canadians need to better understand the damaging intergenerational impacts and trauma of colonization. This month, we encourage you to read:
A book by an FNMI author to expand your horizons and understand Canada better
UNACTO honours the unique heritage, cultures, spiritual beliefs, and traditions of all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Learn about Canada's commitment to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples here.
Join BIPOC Coffee Talk YXE 27 June at 2 p.m. ET for a complimentary open panel discussion on Indigenous experiences in Canada.
BIPOC Coffee Talk YXE is a Saskatoon based discussion group that meets online monthly to discuss topics relating to the BIPOC experience. Their mission includes connecting Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour (BIPOC) and allies, and providing the space for educational and enriching discussions on anti-racism and the lived experiences of BIPOC. To celebrate Indigenous Heritage Month, BIPOC Coffee Talk YXE will focus this discussion on Indigenous experiences in Canada.
Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie & Patrick Moon Bird