Indigenous Peoples Day brings the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and an important time to honour the power and determination of Indigenous Peoples, revisit the Calls for Justice in Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and TRC’s Principles of Reconciliation and Calls to Action, and support and celebrate the contributions and innovations of Indigenous women and Indigenous-led initiatives in our community.
Here are just a few:
- Anemki Art Collective
- Full Moon Memory Walk
- Indigenous Food Circle
- Indigenous Youth Residency Program
- Makwa Creative Productions (Spirit to Soar and Auntie Up! podcast)
- Neechee Studio
- Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)
- Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre (TBIFC)
Also check out Missing Matoaka: The true story of Pocahontas. You can play the alternative audio track while watching a common movie about Pocahantas on mute.
And explore Yellowhead Institute’s Indigenous Solidarity Day: Yellowhead Resources for Renewing Relationships.
A community event is taking place all day on Anemki Wajiw (Mount McKay), Fort William First Nation: