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National Indigenous History Month

National Indigenous History Month banner.

In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month 2021 to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

Storytime Short:
(National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21)

Storytime Short Shi-shi-etko.

Storytime Short:
D is for Drum
(National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21)

Storytime Short D is for Drum.

Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series

Every June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month, which is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions, and cultures of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada. 

The Durham libraries, Durham College, Ontario Tech University, DCSI, OTSU, and the Region of Durham, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Whitby, are launching a collaborative four-part panel discussion series with Indigenous peoples and First Nations from the Durham Region. Reconciliation, Resilience, Resistance, and Resurgence will focus on actions that support and amplify Indigenous Voices in our community as we move forward with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls-to-Action.

Join the discussion and learn how to become an ally to speak out against Anti-Indigenous Racism. 

  • Part 1: Reconciliation: Thursday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. -- register today
  • Part 2: Resilience: Thursday, July 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • Part 3: Resistance: Thursday, July 29, 6:30 p.m.
  • Part 4: Resurgence: Thursday, August 19, 6:30 p.m.

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Land Acknowledgement Statement

The Municipality of Clarington is situated within the traditional and treaty territory of the Mississaugas and Chippewas of the Anishinabeg, known today as the Williams Treaties First Nations. Our work on these lands acknowledges their resilience and their longstanding contributions to the area now known as the Municipality of Clarington.


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