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National Indigenous History Month 2024

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The Month of June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. It is a time for individuals to reflect and learn the history of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. June 21 is also known as National Indigenous Peoples Day and this year marks the 28th anniversary of celebrating the heritage and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

To hear stories of the past and hold them with care and respect

To learn the truth and sit in tension

It won't be perfect, but it will be us

will you walk the reconciliation path with us

In your life

In your family

and In your church

Because healing happens when we come together

The Salvation Army - Walk the Reconciliation Path with Us

The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda has committed to a journey of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. We believe that everyone can participate in the ministry of reconciliation and we invite you to join us as we listen, learn and seek to walk together in right relations.

Walk the Path

Resources from Indigenous Organizations

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak Encourages Learning During National Indigenous History Month

The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s Journal
Stories from life activities and personal experiences, to thought leadership and discussions on today’s contexts for Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, transgender and gender-diverse people in Canada.

She is Indigenous
She is Indigenous honours the strengths and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. The campaign started with the stories of nine resilient and diverse Indigenous women from across Canada telling their stories, in their communities, with their voices.

Indigenous History Month – The Anthology – Click here to read 
Poetry connects the heart and the spirit, allowing the author to paint a picture with words. This year’s Indigenous History Month, we’re creating an anthology series of poetry written by First Nations, Inuit and Métis writers. These poets are sharing our history, culture and stories through words weighted in their experiences.

Check back daily to see the latest featured poem.

Author and journalist Waubgeshig Rice talks to The Weather Network about the challenges indigenous communities face when it comes to honouring their culture within Canada and suggests a path we can all take to come back together.

Connor Lafortune is from Dokis First Nation on Robinson Huron Treaty territory of 1850 in Northeastern Ontario. He works primarily in Life Promotion, harm-reduction, mental health, and Indigenous education. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Nipissing University with a Double Honors Major in Indigenous Studies and Gender Equality and Social Justice. He is currently in the Masters in Indigenous Relations at Laurentian University. Connor is Anishinaabek, Queer, and Francophone; he uses his understanding of the world to shape his creations as a writer, spoken word poet, and musician. Connor often combines the written word with traditional Indigenous beadwork and sewing to recreate the stories of colonization, showcase resilience, and imagine a new future. He recently released a single in collaboration with Juno Award winner G.R. Gritt titled “Qui crie au loup ? ft. Connor Lafortune.” Above all else, Connor is an activist, a shkaabewis (helper), and a compassionate human being.

January Rogers is Mohawk/Tuscarora, living on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario. The poem was written while on holiday in Miami Florida for my 61st birthday in January 2024. January travels alone most times as travel always inspires her to write. January is an established poet with seven published poetry titles and one published play. January often mentors other Indigenous writers and manages a very small publishing label supporting writers from her Six Nations community.

Government of Canada

The reconciliation journey

Building a renewed relationship with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect and partnership.

Here, you can learn more about Truth and Reconciliation and what the Canadian government is doing to move forward on reconciliation. You can also find videos about the lived experiences of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in Canada.

Lived experiences

Listening to and learning from the lived experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada is essential to advancing reconciliation. Hear firsthand from community members and leaders what reconciliation means to them.

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Moving forward on reconciliation

Learning resources about First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada

Explore the history, languages, cultures, and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Learn how the Government of Canada is working to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.

What inspires you? | National Indigenous History Month 2024

June is National Indigenous History Month. A message from Minister Gary Anandasangaree (Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations), Minister Patty Hajdu (Minister of Indigenous Services Canada), and Minister Dan Vandal (Northern Affairs Canada) to encourage all peoples living in Canada to recognize the incredible contributions that First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Modern Treaty Partners have made. Learn more about National Indigenous History Month (