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People in Canada celebrate National Indigenous History Month every June and recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. These are great opportunities to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples, to learn about their histories, cultures and ways of life.
Join the celebrations this June by attending special events while following COVID-19 guidelines. Albertans are also encouraged to continue reaching out to Indigenous people and communities with greater understanding throughout the year.
Learn about Indigenous Peoples
Use the following resources to learn about Indigenous Peoples:
- Aboriginal Peoples of Alberta: yesterday, today and tomorrow provides a glimpse into the culture, history, issues, and future opportunities of Indigenous Peoples.
- The Blackfoot Digital Library has information about the Blackfoot people and their culture. The site contains images, audio, videos and documents collected over the past century.
- LearnAlberta (français) offers educational resources related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences, including residential schools and Treaties. Resources correlate to Alberta programs of study.
- Empowering the Spirit includes educational resources to deepen one’s understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives on literacy and numeracy. The resources are the result of a partnership between Alberta Education and the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortium.
Also consider local Indigenous community resources that may be available through a local Native Friendship Centre, or First Nation or Métis local office.
Visit Indigenous Relations Facebook page for a virtual celebration on National Indigenous Peoples Day.
If you have an event in 2021 to promote, please contact Indigenous Relations with your event details.
Connect with Indigenous Relations:
Email: [email protected]
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