June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a time not only to celebrate, but also a time for all Canadians to celebrate and recognize the diverse cultures, unique heritage, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. Now is also a time to reflect upon and learn the history, oppression, and resilience of Indigenous Peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs.
Occurring on June 21st, 2022, for the 26th anniversary of its inception, Canadians will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day today. National Indigenous Peoples Day is observed on June 21st to recognize the Summer Solstice, the day of maximum daylight, and its importance to Indigenous Peoples.
St. Clair College is committed to educating our faculty, staff, students, and alumni about the history and cultures of local Indigenous Nations, as well as Indigenous Peoples and organizations across Turtle Island (North America). So, join us in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st, and take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples across Canada this National Indigenous History Month.
To learn more about the importance of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, and for a more local experience, please contact Indigenous Student Services:
Indigenous Learner Advisor - Kayla Murphy email@example.com
Indigenous Counsellor - Muriel Sampson firstname.lastname@example.org