National Indigenous Peoples Day was first announced in 1996 to celebrate the diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This is a day to celebrate and recognize the deep-rooted history and culture of these peoples in each province and territory.
The Women’s Economic Council would like to respectfully acknowledge the land on which they conduct the majority of its projects. In St. John’s, Newfoundland, the ancestral unceded homelands of the Beothuk and of the Mi’kmaq. In Ottawa, Ontario, the traditional unceded territory of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, the Anishinabewaki, the Mohawk, the Huron-Wendat, and the Omàmiwininiwak (Algonquin). In Vancouver, British Columbia, the unceded territory of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), the Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), the S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), the Stz’uminus, and the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).
In honour of the National Indigenous Peoples Day, please find the resources below to help you learn more and celebrate indigenous culture.
|From the Ashes – Jesse Thistle
Inconvenient Indian – Thomas King
Strange Visitors – Keith D. Smith
The Creator’s Game – Alan Downey
Reconciliation without Recollection – Joshua Nichols
Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer
21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act – Bob Joseph
|Indian Horse – Richard Wagamese
Birdie – Tracey Lindberg
Son of a Trickster – Eden Robinson
Empire of Wild – Cherie Dimaline
The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline
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|Our Sisters in Spirit||YouTube|
|Broken Promises||National Film Board of Canada|
|Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance||National Film Board of Canada|