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June is National Indigenous History Month. This is a time for all Canadians – Indigenous, non-Indigenous, and newcomers – to reflect on and celebrate the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples in Canada.

Contributed by First Nations Health Authority

A special virtual ceremony at Western University in London, Ontario honoured over 60 Indigenous students from all programs. Four of the students are graduating from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry program:

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) was formed by the BC government in 1990. The mandate of the FPCC is to assist Indigenous communities in British Columbia in their efforts to revitalize their languages and, arts, and cultures.

The National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) is hosting a webinar on May 26. The topic is First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples and Physical Activity during COVID-19. 

Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) is one of nine recipients to be awarded the inaugural BC Reconciliation Award. 

On June 25, the University of Northern British Columbia will recognize Lheidli T’enneh Elder, Marcel Gagnon, through an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree. 

Elder Gagnon is an advocate for those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), an addictions counselor, and worked with men in the corrections system for nearly 20 years. 

The Miyoopimatishihk (Wellbeing) Program is intended to support Métis families with children, from birth to eight years old.