From the Sooke Truth & Reconciliation group
Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! It is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Here are some events in our area that we think you would like to know about.
On June 23, 12 talented and accomplished indigenous people from across Canada will win Indspire Awards on CBC TV (8 pm). The 26th annual Indspire Awards ceremonies will honour the education and achievement of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.
If you haven’t already seen the IMAX film at the Museum, Great Bear Rainforest, don’t miss it! Indigenous people continue to protect this last intact temperate rainforest in the world. There is an excellent book for all ages about the making of the film in the children’s section at Munroes: Great Bear Rainforest: A Giant Screen Adventure in the Land of the Spirit Bear, by wildlife conservation photographer and film maker, Ian McAllister and accomplished local author, Alex Van Tol.
- West Shore RCMP recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day with ceremonial ask
- National Indigenous Peoples Day, local events
- NWAC Launches Phase 2 of Faceless Dolls Project on National Indigenous Peoples Day: ‘Putting a Face on Justice: From Calls for Justice to Action’
- Indigenous maps of North America and local First Nation communities