National Indigenous History Month – June 2022
This National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, we honour the First Nations, the Inuit and the Métis Nation: their people, cultures and perspectives, the memory of those voices lost, and the living survivors of the residential schools and their families.
It is a time to recognize and celebrate cultural richness, and to reflect on the histories, contributions, and strengths of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples.
For non-Indigenous Canadians, it is an opportunity to fulfill our duty to learn, and to show recognition and respect for the role Indigenous Peoples have played and continue to play in shaping Canada. We share a collective responsibility to understand this history and play a meaningful role in Reconciliation.
We encourage everyone to keep the learning and the conversations going all year long.
National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21, 2022
June 21 is the summer solstice, the day of the year with the longest light. It is a day with spiritual significance for many people and is a good time to celebrate Indigenous peoples and cultures.
Activities for National Indigenous Peoples Day are organized across Canada every year. For more information about the day’s activities, you can visit: