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National Indigenous Peoples Day-A Time To Learn And Celebrate

KAWARTHA LAKES-Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It’s a time to celebrate and learn about the rich heritage of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit across Canada.

The day was recognized during the June 20 Regular Council Meeting. Mayor Doug Elmslie said “I hope today serves as a reminder to listen, learn, and engage in meaningful dialogue about the diversity, unique stories, and cultural expressions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. By learning from one another, we strengthen ourselves as a community.”

The Kawartha Lakes Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) partner, in consultation with Curve Lake, created the following list of resources to discover the traditions, knowledge, and resilience of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Peoples.

Mississauga Nation – Check out language materials, history, and current projects.

Anishinabek Nation – Have a browse through recommended reading (organized by age group). The recommended resources on this page share the history and legacies of the Indian Residential School System.

Anishinabek Nation– Take a peek at a variety of education resources created by The Anishinabek Nation, the oldest political organization in Ontario.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation – Learn about the history of Residential Schools and stay current on the United Nations Declaration on the Right of Indigenous Peoples.

Tribal Trade – If you have questions, they have answers.  Read though a comprehensive FAQ that covers topics from smudging to allyship, cultural appropriation to Truth and Reconciliation.

Curve Lake Cultural Centre – Looking to attend an event? Curve Lake Cultural Centre outlines their Pow Wow Schedule, etiquette for attendance and what to expect at the grounds.

Peterborough Métis Council – The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council (PDWMC) is an important communication hub for the MNO in this area. Check out their programs and services to see the initiatives they are working on locally.

United Voice of the Artic –  The ICC in Canada is a non-profit organization led by elected leaders in Inuvialuit, Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, and Nunavut. They have a number of National and International resources. Their Kids page is filled with educational activities for young learners, complete with fun facts and even an introduction to Inuktut!

Tungasuvvingat Inuit – An informative website for Ontarians. This website walks readers through teachings, events, and resources. It also shares the stories of Inuit people living in Ontario. Tungasuvvingat Inuit is an Inuit-specific urban services provider that offers community supports for Inuit of all ages.


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