Each year, throughout June, we observe National Indigenous History Month in recognition of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across this land. This is a time for everyone to learn more about the unique histories, achievements, and cultures of Indigenous Peoples. It is also a time to share stories, teachings, and traditions, and to take action toward Truth and Reconciliation. 
 
On June 21, 2021, on the summer solstice, we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples DayAcross the land, First Nations will gather and share in ceremonies and traditions to thank Mother Earth and to celebrate the languages, cultures and ceremonies that have persevered despite decades of effort to suppress and erase them. 

For settlers and settler organizations, Indigenous History Month is yet another reminder that the work of decolonization and Reconciliation continues and that much remains to be done. The OAN encourages all members to visit our Reconciliation in Action pages and to download and review the Guidance. Visit our suggested resources for self-education to learn more.