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National Indigenous History Month - June: June is a significant month in Canada as it marks National Indigenous History Month, a time dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the vibrant history, heritage, resilience, and diversity of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This month provides an opportunity for Canadians to learn, reflect, and appreciate the contributions and experiences of Indigenous communities throughout the country. Learn more about National Indigenous History Month by visiting the Government of Canada’s website here.


Virtual Truth and Reconciliation Week 2023 (September 25-September 30): The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is hosting a free five-day virtual event to continue the conversations from Every Child Matters. Open to all Canadian schools for youth grades 1-12, this event will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content and activities for students, supported by artistic and cultural performances by First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists. Districts are encouraged to reach out to the local Nations to collaborate and plan in preparation for this week and Orange Shirt Day.


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the SLCC: Join at the on Saturday, September 30 in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. The SLCC invites you to experience and connect with immersive programming and storytelling of Skwxwú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl – the living culture of the original people of the shared territory where Whistler resides. Hear guest speakers, experience Spo7ez cultural sharing, carving demonstration, and immersive crafts, enjoy First Nations-inspired cuisine and explore handcrafted art and keepsakes in the Gallery and Gift Shop. More information can be found here.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation event in Squamish: On Sept. 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be activities in downtown Squamish to mark the annual day of commemoration for the victims and survivors of the Indian Residential Schools. Starting between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m., there will be a march from the Cleveland Avenue and Winnipeg Street intersection to O’Siyam Pavilion in Junction Park. Once at the park, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) Elders, survivors, youth and allies will speak to the crowd. More information here.