Indigenous History Month: Reflection and Resources

June is National Indigenous History Month, which honours and recognizes the rich cultures, languages, contributions and the resilience of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It presents an opportunity to foster deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous experiences through listening to and learning from their voices. 

Throughout June, the government of Canada has dedicated each week to a different topic, exploring Indigenous themes such as women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people; environment, traditional knowledge and territory; children and youth; languages, cultures and arts; and reconciliation.

We can use these themes to guide our own learning as we continue our journey toward greater understanding and recognition of the vast contributions that Indigenous people and cultures have made to our country. 

Here are some resources to get you started:

At Moorelands Kids, we are committed to understanding and reflecting upon the contributions of Indigenous peoples within our own Toronto community. We recognize that our operations take place on the traditional Indigenous territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. Additionally, Moorelands Camp on Kawagama Lake is situated on the traditional territory of the Anishnabeg and Huron-Wendat peoples. Read more about Kawagama Lake’s Indigenous connections here.

We wholeheartedly embrace the task of listening, learning from, and amplifying Indigenous voices, as we strive to address the historical and systemic injustices that Indigenous peoples have endured. By engaging in open and honest conversations and actively supporting Indigenous resources, we can contribute to the healing of past wounds and help build a more inclusive future.

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