Honour & Celebrate Indigenous History

June 17, 2022   

June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples' Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the rich heritage, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada.

We encourage you to learn more and take part in the following events throughout the month.


Museum of North Vancouver (MONOVA)

Learn more about what MONOVA is doing for Indigenous History Month and Indigenous voices.

Cedar Rose Making
Saturday, June 18, 1-3pm
Indigenous Cultural Programmer Tsawaysia Spukwaus shares her knowledge on cedar rope making.

Detachment Ceremony – Nature as Teacher: Our Coast Salish World
Sunday, June 26
New artwork at MONOVA depicts Coast Salish stories of creation and transformation, created by local Indigenous artists Marissa Nahanee of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation and Zac George of Səl̓ílwətaɬ Nation.

Film Screenings at MONOVA
Free admission, pre-register at the links below.


North Vancouver City Library (NVCL)

Visit the NVCL Indigenous Peoples' community hub for more information.

The Story of Coast Salish Knitters - Film Screening
Wednesday, June 22, 7-8:30pm
Free screening of the National Film Board documentary The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters, the tale of unsung heroines – resourceful women who knit to put food on the table and keep their families alive.

Craft a Buckskin Medicine Bag
Saturday, June 25, 11am-12pm
NVCL in partnership with Squamish Lil-wat Cultural Centre are hosting this workshop for youth ages 8-12 to craft a handmade medicine bag using buckskins, beards and hide lacing. 


Shipyards Live

Indigenous Heritage Celebration
Friday, June 17, 3-10pm
Celebrate National Indigenous History Month down at The Shipyards! Squamish Nation’s Chief Bill Williams will provide a land acknowledgement and blessing to start the day and enjoy performances by Eagle Song Dancers and Wyper + Parker at Shipbuilders’ Square. Learn more.
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