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National Indigenous History Month

June 1 - June 30

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National Indigenous History Month

On June 1, the University of Toronto celebrates the beginning of National Indigenous History Month. Strong advocacy from representatives of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities led to the creation of National Indigenous History Month in 2009 and National Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly National Aboriginal Day) in 1996. Both honour the distinct cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities and encourages widespread recognition of the accomplishments and resilience of Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island. 

On June 21, we also celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, which coincides with the summer solstice and affirms the traditional importance of this time for many Indigenous peoples and communities.

Learn more via U of T’s  Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture.


June 1
June 30
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