Indigenous History Month

National Indigenous Peoples Day event—June 21

Photo by Patricia Bourque

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. It’s a time to honour the stories, achievements, and resilience of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on this land since time immemorial and whose presence continues to impact the evolving Canada.

National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, is a special day to acknowledge the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of Indigenous Peoples. Everyone is welcome to celebrate at Confederation Landing in Charlottetown at 11 am for cultural events, guest speakers, youth games and prizes, a free barbecue, craft vendors, and more.

Canadians are encouraged to embark on a journey of cultural richness and connection to discover traditions, stories, and different cultures, exploring the past and honouring the truth. Non-Indigenous people can learn more about present-day Indigenous communities and show their support.

On Epekwitk (PEI), the rich, vibrant heritage of the Mi’kmaq people continues to be shared, aiming to cultivate reconciliation and an exchange of wisdom, knowledge, and the living history of the land’s Indigenous People.Established in 2019, L’nuey is an initiative that focuses on the advancement, implementation, and protection of the constitutionally entrenched rights of the Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq (Mi’kmaq of PEI). L’nuey also promotes and shares information about Mi’kmaq language, history, and culture. Visit lnuey.ca to learn more.

For more information about National Indigenous History Month, National Indigenous Peoples Day, delivering on Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, and more, visit rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca.