On June 1, 2022, Mayor John Tory proclaimed June as National Indigenous Peoples Month.

National Indigenous Peoples Month is a time to learn, reflect, and celebrate the diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit across Tkaronto and all of Turtle Island.

National Indigenous Peoples Month reminds us to consider the unique needs of the Indigenous peoples in all of the work that we do. We must listen to their voices and stories and partner with them to help guide us in our work moving forward.

Throughout the month, all Canadians can learn about the history of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, and further embrace the opportunity to learn more about their identities. This month is also a time to celebrate the resilience of all Indigenous peoples, their vibrant and distinct cultures, and their beautiful languages.

The month is also a time to remember the unmarked graves that were uncovered at residential schools across the country. We mourn for those that didn’t return from these schools and in their memory, we renew our commitment to actively work towards truth, justice and reconciliation.

The City of Toronto encourages all residents to take time to educate themselves about Indigenous histories, strengths, and contributions.

Here are some ways to participate in National Indigenous Peoples Month:

  • Support Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses