RMWB: Celebrate National Indigenous History Month through stories and teachings

RMWB: Celebrate National Indigenous History Month through stories and teachings

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202286 Views

June 01, 2022

Participate in weekly contest for a chance to win special items purchased from local Indigenous artisans and companies

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 1, 2022) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will honour National Indigenous History Month (NIHM) this June in partnership with local Indigenous governments, organizations, and individuals.

The month provides an opportunity to celebrate the rich history and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people across Canada.

A proclamation declaring National Indigenous History Month in the RMWB was read at the most recent Council meeting by Mayor Sandy Bowman.

Honouring and learning

Throughout the month, the Municipality will feature stories, photos, and videos shared by Indigenous community members that raise awareness and understanding about Indigenous history, cultures, and traditions.

Each week, new content will be shared in collaboration with Indigenous communities that will follow the general themes: Mother Earth Mondays, Wisdom Wednesdays, and Fact Fridays.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Elders and Knowledge Keepers who shared their stories, wisdom, and traditional teachings with us,” said Dennis Fraser, director of Indigenous and Rural Relations. “The Indigenous ways of knowing are important to acknowledge and learn both this month and beyond.”

People may also join online discussions and participate in a weekly contest for a chance to win a hand-made birchbark basket filled with special items purchased from local Indigenous artisans and companies.

Community members can find out more, share ideas, and tell us how they are honoring National Indigenous History Month at participate.rmwb.ca/NIHM

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