National Indigenous History Month - June 2024 

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, and the Town of Aurora will be joining communities across Canada in providing the opportunity to learn about the unique cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It's a time to honour the stories, achievements and resilience of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on this land since time immemorial and whose presence continues to impact an evolving Canada. 

Visit National Indigenous History Month to learn about the celebrations happening across Canada.

We urge all Canadians to take the time to celebrate and learn more about the diverse cultural heritage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Sunday, June 2 - Aurora Chamber Street Festival

Visit vendors Bella Lovelee Beads and Raónraon Creations at the Aurora Street Festival on June 2 from 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Check out the Street Festival webpage for full details.

Saturday, June 22 - Aurora Town Park

Celebrate and learn more about the cultural diversity of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples with Indigenous Storytelling and a live music performance by Dave Mowat and Trio happening in Aurora at Town Park.

Event Schedule
9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Dave Mowat & Trio
10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Storytelling with Anishinaabe Grandmother Kim Wheatley
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Dave Mowat & Trio
12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Storytelling with Anishinaabe Grandmother Kim Wheatley

Interactive Activities

The following websites offer incredible and interactive activities to learn from and participate in.

Google Earth
Takes you on a tour of nine significant points in Canada, describing Hoop dancing, smudging, basket weaving, totem poles, beading and more. Visit Google Earth to see Indigenous Cultural Heritage.
The Word Indigenous - CBC Kids News
What does Indigenous mean? What is the significance of Indigenous people in Canada? Check out this great video created by CBC Kids News for the answers.
Where can I Learn more about Indigenous People in Canada? - CBC Kids
This website offers different online resources and printable activities, including word searches, activity booklets, and games. Check out the CBC Kids website for full details.
Learn more about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples across Canada
This learning portal provides access to various resources to learn more about Indigenous history, languages, cultures and experiences. This learning material is Indigenous created or co-created.
Activities for Kids
Learn about Indigenous history and culture while playing cruncher. The whole family can get involved.