June is National Aboriginal History Month in Canada. This is a month for all of us to honour the heritage, contributions, and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the hardships that Indigenous Peoples have faced throughout our shared history, and to celebrate their resistance and resilience.
As we celebrate Canada 150, we are reminded of our obligation to do right by our Indigenous Brothers and Sisters. I hope we move forward as a nation to recommit ourselves to ensure to the rights of our Indigenous Peoples are respected and we fully implement all 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
I am proud to be a member of the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee. Much work lies ahead and it remains important for us all to stand in solidarity with our Indigenous Peoples.
Click here to learn more about the history of Canada’s Indigenous communities.