During the month of June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. The Government of Canada recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Métis as the Indigenous Peoples in Canada, with unique cultures, traditions, communities and histories.
The House of Commons unanimously passed a law designating June as National Indigenous History Month in 2009.
In 1996, Roméo LeBlanc, the Governor General of Canada in 1996, declared June 21 each year as National Aboriginal Day. This was the result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups. It was renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day by the Prime Minister in 2017.
This year marks the 26th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, recognized annually on June 21, the summer solstice. It’s a special occasion to learn more about the cultural and linguistic diversity as well as the contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Festival of Everyone
On June 11, enjoy practical ‘hands on’ sessions brought to you by local residents as one of the activities for this month. Every One Every Day brings together people from different parts of the North End neighbourhood to create and learn from one another. These projects involve sharing spaces, skills and resources. They range from batch cooking and community meals, getting outside to explore the neighbourhood, sharing cultural knowledge and traditions, as well as making, crafting, building, repairing and much more.
More to this story at https://www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/diversity-inclusion/national-indigenous-month
Photo credits to https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/