Friday, June 17, 2022

AaniinBoohzooKweTânsi! Hello students, staff, and faculty! 

As many of you may know, June 21st is Indigenous Peoples Day! It’s a special occasion to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations (status & non-status), Inuit and Métis peoples. Learning about Indigenous Peoples, places and experiences is a step forward each Canadian can take on the path to reconciliation. The Indigenous Initiatives Office (Faculty of Law) would like for all of you to have access and knowledge to the different events that are being held this month, as well as an awareness of different resources, Indigenous businesses, Indigenous books, and Indigenous media. 


Markets and Businesses: 

Readings and Resources: 

While the CBC has an extensive list of book recommendations from Indigenous authors, here are some more noteworthy mentions: 

  • Free eBooks by Bob Joseph 
  • Indigenous Writes by Chelsea Vowel 
  • The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson 
  • Medicine River by Thomas King
  • The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline 
  • We Dream Medicine Dreams by Lisa Boivin 

Educational Movies, Videos, and Podcasts: 

Wela’lin, Chi Miigwech! Nia:wen! Kinanaskomitin! Thank you everyone no matter how you may choose to participate in Indigenous Peoples Day, by either attending an event, supporting an Indigenous business, or even if you just watch an Indigenous film! The choice is yours, and we at the Indigenous Initiatives Office are happy to at least supply you with access to the multiple Indigenous events, resources, businesses, books, and media. 

Have a great Indigenous Peoples Day and Indigenous History Month.

From all of us at the IIO, Faculty of Law