National Indigenous History Month 2023 – Week 4: Languages, cultures and arts

June is National Indigenous History Month (NIHM), an opportunity to acknowledge and honour the history, culture and resilience of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation.

We encourage all Canadians to take time to learn more about Indigenous Peoples and to explore our collective past. Knowing and acknowledging the past and its ongoing impacts is the first step towards healing and reconciliation.

2023 weekly themes

Each week will be dedicated to a different theme to highlight specific aspects of Indigenous history, cultures and perspectives.

Week 4: Languages, cultures and arts

To launch this fourth week with the theme of languages, cultures and arts, discover the archives we preciously preserve in our collections:

LAC acknowledges that a great deal of records related to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation peoples held in our collections lack important contextual information. As outlined in Vision 2030: A strategic plan to 2030, LAC is doing more to place collections in context, making them easier to understand by setting them in a wider historical and cultural landscape. We do this in various ways, including by offering theme-based collections and programs and by encouraging a variety of uses for the collections. The projects We Are Here: Sharing our Stories and Listen, Hear Our Voices support this commitment.

Reconciliation will not be accomplished overnight and is a journey that requires commitment from all people in Canada.


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