National Indigenous Peoples Day 2020

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We are thankful for the land on which we are able to work, live, and play and give thanks and acknowledgement to the traditional territory of the Blackfoot peoples and for the many First Nation, Métis, and Inuit who now call this place home.

We have included a list of suggestions on how to celebrate or commemorate this meaningful day:

Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival: Live-stream the virtual edition of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival from June 1 to 21

Spend the day learning about Indigenous history of where you live or work: A Timeline of Alberta’s Indigenous History; The Blackfoot Nation; Writing-on-Stone Sacred Roots

Learn some greetings in the language or where you live or work: USAY Blackfoot Learning Guide

Seek out podcasts by Indigenous peoples: Native Currents, This Land, Red Man Laughing, Coffee With My Ma, All My Relations, The Jig Is Up, Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo

Seek out music by Indigenous musicians

Seek out Films and Documentaries: Reel Injun (trailer), Indigenous Made Film Catalogue; Shadow of Dumont (trailer), Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Blood Quantum, Smoke Signals, Stolen Spirits of Haida Gwaii, Thunderheart, Windtalkers

Read a book by an Indigenous author

Discover Indigenous Humour: CBC’s Unreserved devoted an episode to Indigenous comedy, Stand-up, sketch and satire: The rise of Indigenous comedy; Charlie Hill at the Winnipeg Comedy Fest; Don Burnstick

Fill your personal or professional pledge of Reconciliation and discuss with family, friends and colleagues

Read and discuss the 10 Guiding Principles of Reconciliation from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report with family and colleagues.

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