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Indigenous Resources

We created this guide to help St. Clair College students who are researching or interested in learning more about Indigenous peoples in Canada.

National Indigenous History Month/National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous History Month/National Indigenous Peoples Day

June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a time not only to celebrate, but also a time for all Canadians to celebrate and recognize the diverse cultures, unique heritage, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. Now is also a time to reflect upon and learn the history, oppression, and resilience of Indigenous Peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs.

Occurring on June 21st, 2022, for the 26th anniversary since its inception, Canadians will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day today. National Indigenous Peoples Day is observed on June 21st to recognize the Summer Solstice, the day of maximum daylight, and its importance to Indigenous Peoples.

To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day and National Indigenous History Month, here are some events and resources for you to explore! Feel free to share the links below with your networks and encourage more people to explore.

St. Clair College is committed to educating our faculty, staff, students, and alumni about the history and cultures of local Indigenous Nations, as well as Indigenous Peoples and organizations across Turtle Island (North America). So, join us in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st, and take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples across Canada this National Indigenous History Month.

To learn more about the importance of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, and for a more local experience, please contact Indigenous Student Services:  

Indigenous Learner Advisor - Kayla Murphy kmurphy@stclaircollege.ca         

Indigenous Counsellor - Muriel Sampson msampson@stclaircollege.ca

Poster for Windsor Indigenous Solidarity Day

Windsor Indigenous Solidarity Day

The Can-Am Urban Native Non-Profit Homes is hosting Windsor Indigenous Solidarity Day on June 21, from noon to 4:00 pm, at Mic Mac Park on Prince Road. This is an in-person event and is open to everyone! Come out and bring the whole family for some fun, food and much more!

Truth and Reconciliation

Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

An essential first step is to familiarize yourself with the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015) and, most importantly, take action that will help fulfill them.

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) addresses both individual and collective rights; cultural rights and identity; rights to education, health, employment, language, and others. It outlaws discrimination against Indigenous peoples and promotes their full and effective participation in all matters that concern them.

Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Reclaiming Power & Place

The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (2019) follows the lead of the TRC by addressing the damage caused to Indigenous culture because of colonialism. The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Check out the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada (2018). The atlas is broken down into four sections: Truth and Reconciliation, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis to help the reader understand how the three groups are different. The atlas was created by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in conjunction with the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Métis Nation, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and Indspire.

Local First Nations Communities in South Western Ontario

Indigenous Organizations in Canada

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