Ways to Celebrate National Indigenous History Month
June marks National Indigenous History month. National Indigenous History month is an opportunity to honour and celebrate the culture of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. It is a chance to showcase the outstanding contributions Indigenous people have made in art, social change, economic innovation and more.
Want to join in on celebrating this June? Here are four ways you can celebrate this NIHM:
1. Engage with Local Indigenous Content
We have you covered with three recommendations of local and Indigenous-led content to add to your watchlist. Available on TELUS Optik TV Channel 126 - Indigenous Voices.
A two-eyed seeing approach to health and wellness by weaving together Indigenous and Western beliefs from Vernon. Watch here: Decolonizing Wellness I Season 1 Episode 1
Piita Aapasskaan: The Kyle Young Pine Story
Kyle Young Pine grew up in Calgary, distant from his customs and traditions. Fancy Feather Dance brought him a deeper connection to his ancestors and his truest self. Watch here: Piita Aapasskaan
To Indigenous people, salmon is the Spirit that Swims. A spirit that is dying. Urgent change is necessary to protect the Swimmers’ habitats from pollution and greed, before it is too late. Watch here: The Swimmers
2. Hear from Indigenous Voices
From TELUS Talks with Tamara Taggart series, listen as Indigenous leaders Chastity Davis and David Stevenson share their stories.
3. Connect with Indigenous Influencers
TELUS continues to build partnerships that center the voices of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In 2022, we partnered with Indigenous content creators to highlight the “Digital Witness Blanket” and invite people to bear witness to the experience and aftermath of Canada’s residential schools. Learn more about the digital Witness Blanket from our partner influencers.
4. Find a variety of resources
Whether it is learning about the history and traditions of Indigenous peoples or reading a book by an Indigenous author or promoting NIHM, June is an opportunity to learn and engage in a variety of ways.
TELUS is deeply committed to progressing the path of Reconciliation by fulfilling its roles and responsibilities in alignment with Indigenous-led frameworks. In 2021, TELUS became the first technology company in Canada to launch a public Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan. Indigenous engagement remains a cornerstone of its actions today. To learn more about TELUS’ commitment to Reconciliation and to read the 2022 Reconciliation and Indigenous Connectivity Report visit telus.com/reconciliation.
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