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Classroom Resources: Indigenous History and Celebrations in Canada

Commemorating the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

What does it mean to ‘walk alongside’ each other in reconciliatory practice? It is a long path that takes slow, committed work.

Indigenous people and settler allies are finding ways to listen, learn and build understanding to improve educational experiences for all learners. In teaching practice in Quebec, walking alongside means to act on Competency 15-to highlight Indigenous knowledge, worldviews, and approaches, and to build meaningful, respectful relationships with the original peoples and territory where you live and work. 

Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators and collaborators discuss what “walking alongside” means to them.

Indigenous History-Makers

Learn about inspiring Indigenous peoples who have helped shape Canadian history.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

On June 21, commemorate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis!


These short films for younger learners are by Indigenous filmmakers from across Canada and include titles from the Nunavut Animation Lab and the Talespinners, Vistas and Stories from Our Land series.

A Time to Commemorate: National Indigenous History Month

Ministers Bennett, Miller and Vandal encourage all peoples living in Canada to commemorate First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples this National Indigenous History Month.

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