At the Council Meeting held on June 15, 2022, Council proclaimed June as National Indigenous History Month and June 21, 2022 as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Mono. All residents are encouraged to take the opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions of the Indigenous peoples to our community.
In 2009, June was declared National Indigenous History Month by the passing of a unanimous motion of the House of Commons.
June 21, was chosen for National Indigenous Peoples Day because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. For generations, many Indigenous Peoples' groups have celebrated their culture and heritage at this time of the year.
Learn More about the Indigenous Peoples Across Canada
In this section are some resources to help you discover the cultural diversity & unique accomplishments of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
- Learn about Indigenous arts, culture, and heritage
- Learn about First Nations across Canada
- Learn about Inuit across Canada
- Learn about Métis across Canada
- Canadian Museum of History: First Peoples of Canada
- Town of Mono's Land Acknowledgement Statement