National Indigenous History Month HS Resources

June is National Indigenous History Month and the 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. As the school year winds down and the weather warms up it’s a great time to learn about our countries ancestors and the legacy that continues on today. It’s no coincidence that we celebrate their history and peoples on the Summer Solstice as their culture and spiritual practices are steeped in nature.

I genuinely believe that if you’re teaching your children Canadian History it starts with Indigenous History. So check out these great resources to get you started! National Indigenous History Month National Indigenous Peoples Day (kids): 6 Traditions From Different Indigenous Cultures In Canada 20 Canadian Books For Kids and Teens To Read For National Indigenous Month

First Nations People Of Canada Information Sheet (with activities) First Nations

Canadian Graphic: Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Kids

This Month has been A LOT, but if we as parents really want to exact change we have to lead by example, we have to teach, we have to raise good global citizens. We have to let our kids see us learning too so that they learn to always be open to knew information, thoughts, and ideas.



“Realize that we as human beings have been put on this earth for only a short time and that we must use this time to gain wisdom, knowledge, respect and the understanding for all human beings since we are all relatives.”

“ka-kí-kiskéyihtétan óma, namoya kinwés maka aciyowés pohko óma óta ka-hayayak wasétam askihk, ékwa ka-kakwéy miskétan kiskéyihtamowin, iyinísiwin, kistéyitowin, mina nánisitotatowin kakiya ayisiniwak, ékosi óma kakiya ka-wahkotowak.”

-Cree Proverb