National Indigenous History Month being marked across Durham Region

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Events are being planned across Durham Region in observance of National Indigenous History Month.

As well, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. The occasion coincides with the summer solstice, and comes with opportunities to learn more about the traditions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.

A list of events (you may need to register in advance):

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund has been organizing a series of live events throughout June, celebrating Indigenous peoples across the country. Brock Libraries is screening the events at the Beaverton Branch on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

Clarington Public Library is holding an online screening of the film ‘Inaakonigewin Andaadad Aki: Michi Saagiig Treaties: Defining Relationships between Peoples’ on June 15 at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be followed by a discussion.

Libraries in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering are hosting an online discussion with the author Joshua Whitehead on June 15 at 7 p.m.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery and Oshawa Public Libraries are teaming up for an all-ages event celebrating the Anishinaabemowin language. On June 18 at 10:30 a.m., people are invited to learn the Anishinaabemowin names of animals and take part in stories and songs. The event is still accepting online participants.

Ajax Public Library is holding a special storytime event on June 21 at 10:30 a.m., featuring books by Indigenous authors and illustrators.

Carea Community Health Centre is organizing a Big Drum Social on June 21 at the Esplanade Park in Pickering. The event will feature drumming, cultural activities, vendors and refreshments. It goes from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Oshawa Public Libraries and the Oshawa Museum are teaming up for an online discussion highlighting two major archaeological sites that were once home to ancestral Wendat communities. It is set for June 21 at 6 p.m.

Pickering Public Library is holding an online film discussion about the film ‘The Sun at Midnight.’ Participants are encouraged to watch the film on Hoopla ahead of time. The discussion is scheduled for June 21 at 7 p.m.

Clarington Public Library is holding an online cooking demonstration with Chef Charles Catchpole on June 22 at 5:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to make dishes like bannock pizza and bannock strawberry shortcake.

The Oshawa and Durham Region Métis Council is organizing the 13th annual Métis Heritage Celebration on June 25 at Children’s Arena in Oshawa. The event will feature music, food vendors, storytelling and children’s activities. Guests are encouraged to bring their fiddles and spoons. The event goes from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Clarington Public Library is hosting the author Drew Hayden Taylor in an online discussion on June 28 at 6 p.m.

Suswaaning Endaajig, Durham College’s First Peoples Indigenous Centre, is also organizing events for Indigenous students at the college.

Above graphic released by Government of Canada

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