National Indigenous History Month 2024

Celebrating Indigenous History

June 1 to 9
June 10 to 16
June 17 to 23
June 24 to 30
Environment, traditional knowledge and territory
Children and youth
Languages, cultures and arts
Women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people


June is National Indigenous History Month. Throughout this month, we recognize, honour, and celebrate the diverse cultures, heritage, languages, traditions, and achievements of all First Nations, Inuit, and M├ętis peoples.
 

Each week of National Indigenous History Month is dedicated to a different theme.
 

Check out learning resources on each theme from the government of Canada.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21

For generations, many Indigenous communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near June 21 due to its significance as the summer solstice and longest day of the year. In 1996, in alliance with Indigenous organizations and communities, the Government of Canada proclaimed June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day (then National Aboriginal Day) so that all Canadians could participate by learning more about the cultures, customs, lands, and traditions of Indigenous peoples.
 

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Days to recognize Indigenous People

  • 4th January - National Ribbon Skirt Day
  • 14th February - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Memorial March
  • 5th May - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Red Dress Day
  • 16th May - Moose Hide Campaign Day
  • June - National Indigenous History Month
  • 21st June - National Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • 30th September - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day
  • 7th November - International Inuit Day
  • 16th November - Louis Riel Metis Day