National Indigenous History Month 2022

Celebrating Indigenous culture with the CEIH – In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. During this month, take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada.

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day | June 21, 2022 @ 12:00 – 14:00 ET

On June 21 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm (ET), join us for a special webinar celebrating both the Summer season of #FoodisOurMedicine and National Indigenous Peoples Day.

We will hear from Traditional Knowledge Keepers Margaret Edgars and Jenny Cross, who will honour salmon’s role in the food and culture through both story and film.

Margaret and Jenny will be joined by dietitian Shelly Crack (Northern Health) to share their journey of bringing traditional foods to  patients and families in Haida Gwaii region of British Columbia. Check out the event here

Abalone Woman book launch • Indigenous Heritage Month | June 18 @ 2pm

Celebrate National Indigenous Heritage Month at the Vancouver launch of Abalone Woman, the third book in the Little Wolf series!

Join author Teoni Spathelfer to honour the power of First Nations storytelling, with hosts Massy Books and Massy Arts Society.

Told with powerful imagery and symbolism, Little Wolf, White Raven, and Abalone Woman are First Nations picture books depicting themes of racism, trauma, and family unity through relatable, age-appropriate narratives.
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UBC Outdoor Art Collection – Decolonization Tour | June 8 – July 23 2022 (90 min tours)

The Decolonization Tour highlights site-specific artworks by Indigenous artists and raises questions around issues of place, space and identity. Considering how these works address urgent social and political concerns, we’ll discuss ideas of settler colonialism, decolonization, reconciliation and the history of UBC’s Vancouver campus, which is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.
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National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations | June 21 – July 3, 2022

Celebrate the spirit of Skw̲xw̲ú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to honour National Indigenous Peoples Day from June 21 – July 3, 2022.

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Start Somewhere Else: Works from the Collection | 16 June 2022 from 6 to 8 pm

Start Somewhere Else: Works from the Collection centres around Krista Belle Stewart’s video installation Seraphine, Seraphine (2015) to consider doubling – and duplicities – in personal and historical narratives. Through an interest in the archive and how stories are told between the individual and institutional, Stewart’s practice takes up the complexities of intention and interpretation made possible by archival material.

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Outdoor Screen: Stories from Musqueam | 21 June 2022

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Tuesday, 21 June, the Belkin’s Outdoor Screen will present a selection of videos that feature the work and words of Musqueam artists, cultural knowledge keepers and community members. Highlighting Musqueam, upon whose traditional, ancestral and unceded territory the Belkin is located, the films acknowledge Musqueam’s presence and stewardship of this land for thousands of years through shared stories of listening, learning and relationships that are felt across time.
Details and showing times here

Stories that Transform Us | June 12 to July 3rd
Celebrates its 20th anniversary with a 90-minute documentary film that looks back on the depth and scope of its history through past productions with re-imagined creative shorts and theatrical works produced since 2001. 
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