Message from the Chief – June 7th 2024

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June is National Indigenous History Month. It is a time for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to reflect on the significance of our history and celebrate the many contributions of Indigenous people to our communities.

We all have our own stories and levels of understanding of indigenous history. This month is a time to educate ourselves and offer a safe space to everyone to gain a deeper understanding of who we are and where we come from.

Our culture has so many valuable teachings that guide us to take care of one another and our lands. Our communities are rich with artists and storytellers. Our greatest gift is our knowledge and it’s meant to be shared. Take the time this month to get to know your neighbours, read a book by one of our many local Indigenous authors, support local Indigenous artists and connect with Mother Earth.

Indigenous Peoples Month is an opportunity to acknowledge our shared history and honour the resilience of our ancestors.  By embracing our identity and sharing our stories, we strengthen our community and inspire future generations.

We invite everyone to join us in celebrating this month, to learn more about our culture, and to support one another in our collective efforts to preserve and promote our heritage. Together, we can build a stronger, more inclusive future for all.