ARIDO is recognizing National Indigenous People’s Day

  • Published on: Jun 21, 2022
National Indigenous People's Day June 21

June 21st is National Indigenous People’s Day in Canada. It’s a day to celebrate the contributions and voices of the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people of what is now called Canada. On this day we recognize the past and present achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people and the ways these contributions have shaped our world. 

It’s also a reminder to find ways to recognize the land on which we live, work, and create, integrate reconciliation in our everyday life, and advocate for the advancement of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people throughout our world. 

A few ways to integrate this in your life:

Learn which territory you live and work on and the history of any treaties which govern that land by using the map at or by using the Whose Land app.

Familiarize yourself with the Calls to Action identified by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada & Calls for Justice identified by the National Inquiry into Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls and reach out to government at all levels to ensure that all of the calls are implemented. 

Donate to Indigenous led organizations local to you, or amplify their work to your network., a First Nations owned online book store has curated a booklist of books for children, teens, and adults by Indigenous authors. 

Events around the country are being organized to recognize and celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day throughout June. 

As an Association, ARIDO recognizes that we have a lot of work ahead and are committed to building and advancing diversity, equity, and reconciliation internally and externally. Our Strategic Plan for 2022-23 including our Bold Statement includes the ways we will work towards meaningful, progressive change within our own community and beyond.

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