Anishnabeg Outreach is a local non-profit organization that provides Indigenous people with culturally-appropriate services, and strives to support individuals and provide assistance to overcome barriers.
Healing of the Seven Generations offers support for First Peoples residing in the Region of Waterloo, including those who are experiencing intergenerational impacts from the residential school system.
The Woodland Cultural Centre serves to preserve Indigenous history, art, language and culture. The Centre in Brantford is open to the public, and also runs virtual programming. There is a virtual tour of the Mohawk Institute Residential School on June 15th from 7-8:30 pm.
O:se Kenhionhata:tie was formed by a group of TwoSpirit IndigiQueer folkx who have built a community for Two Spirit, queer, trans, or non-binary Indigenous and settler young people, and who advocated to the local governments for reconciliation through Calls to Action.
Online webinars on a variety of topics are scheduled every Thursday in the month of June. The University of Waterloo recognizes that we need to learn, celebrate and honour Indigeneity throughout the year, not just in the month of June. To learn more, click here.
Laurier offers two Indigenous Student Centres (ISC). Whether you are looking for a space to study, hang out with friends, or continue on your journey of identity through cultural programming – the ISC has got you covered.
The Grand River Métis Council represents citizens in the Grand River area as a chartered council of Region 9 and are a council of volunteers who support Métis citizens, host council meetings, and plan community events for our area.
The National Association of Friendship Centres are Canada’s most significant urban Indigenous service delivery infrastructure and are the primary providers of culturally enhanced programs and services to urban Indigenous residents. For over half a century Friendship Centres have been facilitating the transition of Indigenous people from rural, remote, and reserve life to an urban environment.
On June 21, Waterloo will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. This day recognizes the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples of Canada. An original art piece on the surface of Waterloo Public Square will be installed as a visual reminder of the territory and land on which our city was founded. Click here for more information and resources.
Throughout the month of June, all municipalities within the Region of Waterloo will be sharing history, information, resources, and stories to learn more about the history of Indigenous peoples, and to celebrate Indigenous culture and resilience. Click here to learn more.
Following the success of its namesake book, there is now an eLearning option of 21 Things. This course is filled with 21 Knowledge Checks that will help test your knowledge and even provide you with new information relevant to the current day. To learn more, click here.
Presented by The Healing of the Seven Generations, this event will take place over two days in Victoria Park at Roo’s Island this June 25th and 26th from 12:00PM – 6:00PM each day. Click here to learn more.
A ceremonial fire and Knowledge Keeper Myeengun Henry will be providing a teaching on the Eagle Feather and it’s significance. We will then restore our ceremonial grounds by laying gravel; to follow we will be planting Tobacco. To learn more, click here.