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National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day
Posted on 06/02/2020
National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day

In June, the OCDSB is recognizing National Indigenous History Month -- a time to reflect upon the history, contributions, culture and strength of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. This month provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and honour Indigenous knowledge, heroes, and ways of knowing.


National Indigenous Peoples Day, observed on June 21 during the summer solstice, recognizes and celebrates First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures and contributions.


We acknowledge that our District is on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory. We are thankful to the Algonquin Nation for hosting us and recognize their enduring presence on this land.


The OCDSB is committed to the Calls to Action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The District works with Indigenous students, parents and partners to implement and monitor the delivery of Indigenous education in an inclusive and equitable manner that builds our Culture of Caring. This can come in many forms – from how Indigenous perspectives are included in students' studies, to having more First Nations, Métis and Inuit books in the classroom and on library shelves for all students to enjoy.


Visit our Indigenous Education page to find resources for students, families, staff and community members.


To learn more about Indigenous heritage and culture, explore the links below:

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