In June, we recognized both National Indigenous Peoples Day and Indigenous History Month. Throughout the month, we acknowledged the importance of celebrating and recognizing the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.
Even though we have turned the page on the calendar, ASK Wellness Society encourages all members of our staff team to continue to learn about Canadian Indigenous History. We continuously seek to find new ways in which we can better support and work more collaboratively with our Indigenous peers, program participants and communities. Each member of our team is required to participate in Cultural Awareness training, and below we have shared some additional resources. If you are aware of other educational programs or learning tools, please share them with us to add to our list of resources.
Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc (TteS) website History page [with We Will Always Be Here video link]: https://tkemlups.ca/profile/history/our-story/
Syilx Okanagan Nation History and Additional Resources: https://www.syilx.org/about-us/syilx-nation/
Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council Website: https://www.nntc.ca/index.html
Government of Canada Learning Resources: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1621447127773/1621447157184
School District 73 Strategic Plan Artwork: Honouring Indigenous Voices [VIDEO]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrW7L0DEcvw
City of Kamloops Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc History: https://www.kamloops.ca/our-community/tkemlups-te-secwepemc/history
City of Kamloops Heritage & Culture [AUDIO included]: https://www.kamloops.ca/our-community/tkemlups-te-secwepemc/heritage-culture