• Austin Pugh

National Indigenous Peoples Day

The summer solstice, June 21st (today), marks National Indigenous Peoples Day. This day is a wonderful chance to further your education and celebrate the rich cultures of Indigenous peoples from coast to coast to coast. The OA CoP has collected a list of resources, events, and articles to assist our members in their own further education on these topics.


  1. What is National Indigenous Peoples Day? Read this Government of Canada article for a quick synopsis of what today is all about. Click here to view.

  2. To participate in some of the many virtual and in-person events hosted by the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival click here!

  3. Attend the Indigenous Voice Awards and see the work of 23 Indigenous writers highlighted in this online event. Click here to register.

  4. This Indigenous author's reading lists from the Government of Canada, allow readers of all ages to explore the stories of Indigenous peoples. Click here to choose a list.

  5. Read this blog post about Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) by clicking here! Or read this quick webpage about TEK and how it can be implemented (click here).

  6. Check out this article published in Frontiers in Marine Science highlighting TEK and initiatives that are occurring in Canadian waters. (Click here!)

  7. If you are an educator and are looking for ways to bring reconciliation into your classroom, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society has created resources for students of all ages on their website here.

  8. A number of free activities and workshops will be available both in-person and online from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Check out the schedule on their website here!

  9. On the first annual Truth and Reconciliation Day, the OA CoP posted a list of resources with the purpose of providing our members the opportunity to further their education in understanding the difficult past that we all share. If you did not have the chance to look at this list before, we encourage you to explore it now by viewing the post here!

  10. If you are looking for an in-person event in your community, try browsing through this complete list of events from the government of Canada. Click here to view the list.

If you have any resources which you think would be helpful to further this list, please leave them in the comments below!

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