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Indigenous History Month

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PHOTO CREDIT: Arvid Kuhule

In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous people. It's also an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous people and their communities. 

 A number of events are held annually in Saskatoon to honour and learn from Indigenous people; please check out the 2021 Calendar of Events below.

2021 Calendar of Events

June 1, 2021

Start of Indigenous History Month

Stop by Civic Square (behind City Hall; 23rd St, between 3rd and 4th avenues) to see the raised Reconciliation Saskatoon flag. On display until June 4th.

June 2, 2021
7-8:30 pm

Conflict Transformation - Practical Skills to be People of Peace (online training) 

 

Event info: Events (otc.ca)

Sign up link: Cognito Forms

Runs June 2 - Aug 4 weekly

June 3, 2021
1-3 pm

Cultural Conversations with Indigenous educator, Annie Battiste (online)

Event info: Events (otc.ca)

Sign up link: Webex Events (classic)

June 4, 2021
10-4 pm

Fulfilling the Treaty Right to Education for Indian Residential School Survivors and Their Families (online)

Event info: Events (otc.ca)

Sign up info: Free session link is provided on event page

June 8, 2021
11-12 pm

Decolonizing Wealth - A Panel Discussion (online)

Event info: Events (otc.ca)

Sign up link: Decolonizing Wealth - A Panel Discussion Tickets, Tue, 8 Jun 2021 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite

June 15, 2021
3:30-5 pm 

Reconciliation Saskatoon Book Club

Online Zoom event

Reading "Tilly and the Crazy Eights" by Monique Gray Smith

Email beaconnectr@gmail.com for the link

June 21, 2021

Rock Your Roots Reconciliation Walk

The City of Saskatoon, in its role as Co-Chair of Reconciliation Saskatoon, helps organize the annual Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation. Participants answer the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action by promoting reconciliation, honouring survivors, and working to make Saskatoon a more inclusive community.

More event info here or see lower on this webpage under Indigenous Peoples Day.

Virtual broadcast at Reconciliation Saskatoon - Home | Facebook

June (date TBC) Reconciliation Walking Tour Visit your Saskatoon Public Library to pick up a map of Indigenous landmarks and art installations around the city. A partner initiative of Reconciliation Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Public Library.
 
June (date TBC)

Unveiling of Collaborative Indigenous Art Project

Saskatoon Transit has been collaborating with E.D. Feehan Catholic High School and students enrolled in the Indigenous and Newcomer Youth Engagement Program (NYEP) on a special Indigenous art project.

Ongoing Saskatoon Library's Read for Reconciliation Reading List You can learn more about the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of Indigenous people by choosing materials from this reading list.
 
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