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National Indigenous History Month: Home

This guide is dedicated to National Indigenous History Month and highlights the resources offered at the library that focus on the accomplishments and experiences of the Indigenous community.

Purpose

This guide is dedicated to National Indigenous History Month and highlights the resources offered at the library that focus on the accomplishments and experiences of the Indigenous community. In this guide, we invite you to read, watch, listen to, participate in, or actively learn about why this month is so important.

The research guide and library displays were created by staff at the Education & Music, Science, Health Sciences, Law and Murray libraries. 

Highlights

National Indigenous History Month Banner

National Indigenous History Month was established in 2009 to recognize the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who have helped shape Canadian history, as well as celebrate Indigenous culture and heritage. This June take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada.

National Indigenous Peoples Day falls annually on June 21.

To learn what each element represents, visit the Government of Canada's website.

Not Just Another Day Off: Orange Shirt Day and the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools

The University of Saskatchewan Libraries' exhibit titled Not Just Another Day Off: Orange Shirt Day and the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools is no longer on display, but you can still view the resource guide and video tour.

Original Treaty 6 Document

Treaty 6 Document from 1876

Image courtesy of the Internet Archive and University of Alberta Libraries.

To read the Treaty 6 document in plain text, visit the Government of Canada's website.