National Indigenous History Month

Canada has designated June as National Indigenous History Month. This time of commemoration is an invitation to take the time to learn about the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across Canada.

Several resources are available to the public to immerse themselves in this great cultural diversity. A virtual exhibition is also offered by the Canadian Museum of History.

Learn more about the history of Aboriginal peoples.

For the 2023 edition, a different theme is featured each week to highlight aspects of Indigenous history, cultures and perspectives. This is an invitation to explore each theme using these resources.

Description of the three icons

  • The eagle to represent First Nations
  • The narwhal to represent Inuit
  • The beaded flower to represent Métis