June is National Aboriginal History Month
In June, Canadians celebrate National Aboriginal History Month, an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
On June 21st, Canadians from all walks of life are invited to participate in the many National Aboriginal Day events that will be taking place from coast to coast to coast. This is a special day to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. Learn about Governor General’s Proclamation.
In 2009, June was declared National Aboriginal History Month, following the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons.
National Aboriginal History Month provides an opportunity to recognize not only the historic contributions of Indigenous peoples to the development of Canada, but also the strength of present-day Indigenous communities and their promise for the future.
Celebrating National Aboriginal History Month in June is an important tribute to the heritage and diversity of First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada.
For more information and events visit: http://mcos.ca/june-is-national-aboriginal-history-month/