National Indigenous History Month

Multifaith Observance, Cultural Holiday, or Social Justice Event
Faith, Culture, and Social Justice Calendar
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
All Day
daily until Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Event Overview

June is National Indigenous History Month. At SLC we have a line-up of wonderful events, speakers and resources!

Calendar of Events (PDF)

More Information

A PDF version of the calendar is attached for reference.

Details for each event are listed below. If you are emailing us to register please include the name of the workshop/session.

31-3: Purple highlighted events are part of the Learning Connections Conference

14: Personalizing Your Land Acknowledgement 10-11am

  • Join Indigenous Services as we discuss the significance of acknowledging Indigenous lands and opening gatherings in a good way
  • Work in break-out groups to personalize the land acknowledgement and develop relations with the history of Indigenous peoples
  • Ready to start your learning journey? Email to register.

16: The Angry Inuk: Cultural Prejudice in the Media 12-1pm

  • After watching the documentary, join us as we discuss the impact of media on culture and the perpetuation of stereotypes
  • Watch the documentary 00:44:18 and then join the discussion!
  • Registration is not required, please use this Teams link.

21: Indigenous Peoples Day

Virtual Gathering 10-11:30am: Language & Identity

  • A celebration of identity, language revitalization and Indigenous belonging
  • Registration is not required, please use this Teams link.

Fry Bread at Home 12-1pm

  • There is nothing quite like fresh fry bread and jam; fun for the whole family!
  • Learn to make your own in this at home cooking workshop with Elder Helena alongside some strawberry moon teachings
  • An ingredient list will be provided in advance for registered participants, email

22: "Every Child Matters" Panel Discussion 1-2pm

  • Presented by HR&OD in partnership with SLC's Indigenous Student Services Team. Join our panel as we explore the impact of colonization and Residential School on Indigenous Peoples from historical and current perspectives.
  • This is a safe place to discuss Residential Schools and the impact of their legacy on our communities, including the recent mass grave discovery in Kamloops B.C. on May 27, 2021.
  • Circle Leaders: Helena Waasaa Biidaasamose Kwe Neveu, Elder; Shirley Chaisson, Indigenous Student Advisor; Jessie Pengelly, Indigenous Student Advisor; Katie Jock Lamarche, Indigenous Recruiter and Community Engagement Officer; Holly Karennenhá:wi Brant, Indigenous Counsellor
  • Register

25: Book Club Meeting with the Author! 12-1pm

Virtual Museums & Galleries

  • The Ottawa Art Gallery’s Wrapped in Culture, a collaborative, Indigenous-led and community-grounded project, organized by lead-artist Rosalie Favell, will stop in three Canadian galleries and will make two stops in Australia in 2021. Virtual Tour
  • The National Gallery of Canada has created Virtual NGC - from curator’s choice and virtual gallery features to thought-provoking articles and downloadable resources:
  • Mohawk artist Skawennati and ABTEC’s TimeTraveller™ page with episodes available for viewing:
  • Wapikoni’s one-of-a-kind collection that is unique in the world, featuring over 1,295 films and 817 musical recordings, demonstrating exceptional Indigenous cultural heritage, with different language offerings:

Resources for Families & Children

  • How We’re Teaching Indigenous History To Our Kids: Read
  • Activity sheets and colouring pages: Browse/Do
  • Indigenous Kids CBC Radio: Listen

Other Resources

  • 10 Things You Can Do: Kamloops Indian Residential School: Read/Act

Explore our vast collection of resources through the SLC library