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Indigenous History: Advocacy

Orange Shirt Day

September 30th has been designated Orange Shirt Day, a day to recognize and acknowledge the harms and trauma caused by the residential school system, to create greater awareness of those harms, trauma and transgenerational trauma, and to affirm our collective commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated in Canada every year on June 15 and recognizes and honours the history, heritage, culture and valuable contributions by First Nations, Metis and Innuit peoples. Learn more about this important celebration by exploring the resources below:

Women’s Memorial March

Women's Memorial March (WMM) is observed on February 14, every year throughout Canada and United States and honours missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Memorial March began in Vancouver in 1992 after the murder of Indigenous woman Cheryl Ann Joe. 

Explore the resources below to learn more about the origins of WMM, importance and significance: