Indigenous History Month provides an opportunity for all Ontarians – Minister Greg Rickford

ARCHIVE PHOTO: A woman organizes indigenous items after a Sunrise Ceremony during a
ARCHIVE PHOTO: A woman organizes indigenous items after a Sunrise Ceremony during a "pow-wow" celebrating the Indigenous Peoples Day Festival in Randalls Island, New York, October 12, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

KENORA – Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, has issued the following statement on National Indigenous History Month:

Minister Greg Rickford
Minister Greg Rickford

“National Indigenous History Month provides an opportunity for all Ontarians to celebrate Indigenous heritage, diversity and culture while acknowledging and reflecting on the achievements of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

“This month is an ideal time to learn more about the rich history of the Indigenous peoples who shaped our province and our country. Acknowledging our shared history builds understanding and helps preserve Indigenous culture, traditions and languages.

Although we cannot gather in person this year to mark this important occasion, there are many opportunities to participate in virtual events taking place throughout the month and I encourage everyone to take part.”

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