Newmarket-Aurora Marks National Indigenous History Month

Published on June 01, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour and celebrate the traditions, heritage, and culture of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across Ontario and Canada.

 

This year’s festivities follow the tragic discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential school out in British Columbia.  

 

As we reflect on the strength and resiliency of the Indigenous peoples of Canada, let us honour these children and their families by deepening our collective understanding of the intergenerational trauma inflicted by residential schools, and the impacts of inequality and systemic racism on Indigenous peoples.

 

We continue to strengthen relationships with Indigenous partners to support healing and make reconciliation real by advancing initiatives that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of Indigenous people and communities.

 

We hope all Ontarians will take this opportunity and learn more about the rich diversity of Indigenous peoples and how their contributions and achievements have shaped our province and country for the better. 

 

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