Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

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June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day [external link] – an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the history, culture, diversity and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada. 

We encourage UBC community members to consider ways to show solidarity and support on this important day. Below are several resources and readings to support learning and engagement, as well as upcoming events happening across the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, and the wider community.

Please note that on June 21, the Equity & Inclusion Office will not be holding regular business hours to intentionally set aside time for our team to learn more about the diversity of Indigenous histories, peoples and cultures, and attend events that celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Learning resources

Weaving Relations

Weaving Relations is a self-directed course developed jointly by the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. It explores Indigenous histories, people, and contexts, as well as settler colonialism in Canada, through the lens of Indigenous-Canadian relationships.

Respect, Sincerity & Responsibility: Land Acknowledgements @ UBC

Explore this self-paced Canvas course to learn how to acknowledge the Indigenous people on whose unceded, traditional, and ancestral lands our campuses are situated in a sincere, respectful and meaningful way. 

Indigenous Strategic Plan  

The Indigenous Strategic Plan provides thoughtful guidance for action and a framework for reconciliation in a post-secondary context. Explore the plan, and tools and resources to support implementation.

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Teaching and Learning Resources

Explore recommended educational materials and resources from the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre to support further learning about residential schools and their legacy in Canada.

June is Indigenous History Month 

June commemorates Indigenous History Month in Canada. Explore events and resources to learn about, appreciate and acknowledge the rich history, heritage, resilience, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across the country. 

Upcoming events