June is National Indigenous History Month – a recognition and celebration of the richness of First Nations, Inuit and Métis heritage, cultures and achievements. It is a great opportunity to learn more about Indigenous cultures and histories as we continue to find a new way forward together.

National Indigenous Peoples Day is on the 21st of this month – a date that was chosen as it coincides with the summer solstice, which holds great significance in Indigenous cultures.

In addition to the events listed in our May 2018 newsletter, here are more events and gatherings taking place this National Indigenous History Month. If you know of more reconciliation-focused events happening this June that are not on the list, please e-mail us at communications@reconciliationcanada.ca.

June 21 

Indigenous Persons Day at Quaaout Lodge
Chase, BC

Indigenous Day Pow Wow
Penticton, BC

National Aboriginal Day Celebration
Kelowna, BC

Royal Roads University National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
Victoria, BC

Ne-chee Friendship Centre’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
Kenora, ON

Pukaskwa National Park NIPD Celebration
Pukaska National Park, ON

National Aboriginal Day Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, ON

June 21-23 

Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival
Victoria, BC

June 21-24 

Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival
Ottawa, ON

June 27 

Indigenous History Month Celebration
Toronto, ON

June 29 – July 5 

Adäka Cultural Festival
Whitehorse, YT