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National Indigenous Peoples Day

 Click on this link from the Government of Canada website to find our more about why  National Indigenous Peoples Day​ was created and for free promotional resources.​

​As well as many topics about indigenous history, topics, successes, and reconciliation. ​

Attend the K'omoks First Nation National Indigenous Peoples Day
 
National Aboriginal Day (2012) ​(now called National Indigenous Peoples Day)
 
Have you wondered how to talk about indigenous people and the correct terminology?
Check out the video below...

It's National Aboriginal History Month. Ever wonder how to use the proper terms when referring to Indigenous Peoples? Inuk journalist Ossie Michelin has a friendly how-to guide. To read more: ​CBC Indigenous​
 
Also check out this letter from the CBC for more information about Aboriginal or Indigenous termininology: Indigenous vs Aboriginal article CBC
 

 K'omoks First Nation

​For thousands of years indigenous people occupied the shoreline of eastern Vancouver Island in a place referred to as, "the land of plenty". This Land of Plenty stretched from what is known today as Kelsey Bay south to Hornby and Denman Island and included the watershed and estuary of the Puntledge River. (from the website in About us)​​​

​​8th Fire Wab Kinew: 500 Years in 2 Minutes

A 500-year-old relationship ... coming out of conflict, colonialism, and denial.

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo called 8th Fire, "very, very powerful." He said, "I was personally very emotionally moved by watching this documentary."

Join Wab Kinew on a two-minute walk through 500 years of aboriginal history and then watch the entire series below.​

Watch 8th Fire: Indigenous in the City
            8th Fire: It's Time
            8th Fire: Whose Land Is It Anyway?
            8th Fire: At the Crossroads

Justice for Aboriginal Peoples - It's Time

For further study:

 Reconciliation: A Journey for All Canadians​​​
​What does reconciliation​ mean to you?  What does reconciliation look like in the classroom? How will you make reconcilation part of your day to day life? How can we move forward in a postive way to build a new relationship, between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, and hold each other up?​