National Indigenous History Month: Week of June 1-3

National Indigenous History Month
Jun 03

National Indigenous History Month: 

June is National Indigenous History Month. It's a time for everyone - Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers - to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. It’s important to keep in mind that First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples each have their own unique histories. And within each group, there are distinct histories. 

Throughout the month of June, Indigenous Student Services will be sharing daily facts and resources on social media, weekly film suggestions, and a virtual workshop for all students, faculty and staff. 

Things to know this week:

Wednesday June 1:

June is National Indigenous History Month - a time for everyone - Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers - to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. It’s important to keep in mind that First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples each have their own unique histories. And within each group, there are distinct histories. 

Thursday June 2:

Ontario snapshot (as of 2016 Statistics Canada):

  • There are 133 Indigenous communities in Ontario, with a total population of 236,680.
  • There are 30 Metis Nation Community Councils representing 120,585 self-identifying Metis people.
  • There are 3,860 self-identifying Inuit.
  • 85% of those identifying as Indigenous live in urban areas.

Friday June 3:

Film: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017)

This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history-featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time-exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how Indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, influenced popular culture.

Watch: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (102mins)

To continue to learn more about National Indigenous History Month: 
Like us on Facebook: IESS Facebook
Follow us on Twitter: IESS Twitter
Visit: Indigenous Student Services Events

Questions? Contact Indigenous Awareness Programmer:
Amanda Aitchison
Phone: 905-575-1212 x4318
Email: amanda.aitchison2 [at] mohawkcollege.ca 

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