Indigenous History Month

In Canada, June is celebrated as National Indigenous History Month, with June 21 recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day. During this month, Canadians “honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities” (from https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1559222623218/1559222644174).

Local Resources

Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle
https://bawaajigewin.ca/

Oshawa and Durham Métis
http://www.metisnation.org/community-councils/oshawa-and-durham-region-m%C3%A9tis-council/

Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (Anishinaabe)
https://www.scugogfirstnation.com

Research Guide: Oshawa’s Indigenous History:

Indigenous History Month Events

Join Oshawa Museum Curator, Melissa Cole, for a very special Tea & Talk from Home, recognizing National Indigenous History Month.

This virtual tour highlights the exhibit A Carrying Place. Learn how ancestral Wendat First Nations lived over 600 years ago, why the Oshawa Museum developed this exhibit, and how it has changed how we interpret the past.

This event will take place on Zoom and tickets are available via Eventbrite.ca

Admission is ‘pay what you can’, with a suggested $5 donation.

OM Videos About Oshawa’s Indigenous History

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