June is National Indigenous History Month and we invite you to deepen your knowledge of the land, history, and diverse cultures of Indigenous Peoples.
Below are resources and events to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples and their achievements:
2. The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society will be celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. The event will feature speakers, live performances from indigenous artists, games for kids, a market supporting indigenous creators and designers, free hotdogs and much more!
3. You can watch and learn about ceremony, nature and cultural healing through captivating personal stories from local Indigenous Knowledge-Keepers and Elders within our community https://tinyurl.com/2vjx22jn.
4. The Seven Sacred Laws is a colourful and imaginative animated web series that follows a young boy on an Indigenous rite of passage: a vision quest. On his spiritual journey, he meets seven sacred animals that teach him how we as people should live our lives on Mother Earth – https://tinyurl.com/2p88ab76.
5. First Nations 101 provides a broad overview of the day-to-day lives of Indigenous people, traditional Indigenous communities, colonial interventions used in an attempt to assimilate Indigenous people into mainstream society, the impacts those interventions had on Indigenous families and communities, and how Indigenous people are working towards holistic health and wellness today.