Once again this June, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is recognizing National Indigenous History Month. We are also celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day, which is recognized each year on June 21 because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice and the day with the longest period of daylight. These celebrations offer opportunities to recognize and learn about the cultural diversity and distinct contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples.

To Learn More

National Indigenous Peoples Day – Government of Canada

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the cultural diversity of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples by participating in the many activities happening across Canada.

Learn more on the Government of Canada website.

Indigenous Day Live – APTN

On June 17, celebrate the summer solstice and National Indigenous Peoples Day with APTN Indigenous Day Live (IDL). This event showcases Indigenous artists and features multidisciplinary collaborations in English, French, and a variety of Indigenous languages.

Resources for Caregivers and Students

The WRDSB’s Indigenous Education Branch continues to provide a variety of resources to support both students and their families.

Join the Celebration

Help us celebrate Indigenous History Month. You can share your stories and pictures with us on Twitter at @wrdsb or on Instagram at @wr_dsb using the hashtag #IndigenousWRDSB.