National Indigenous History Month

The month of June commemorates National Indigenous History Month in Canada.

It reminds us to take a look back at the history of the Indigenous peoples in Canada. Indigenous Peoples are the first peoples of Canada, they have been here even before it became a country. They were here before France and Britain colonized the land.

Indigenous peoples include First Nations, Metis and Inuit. These three peoples have unique languages, beliefs and cultures.

This month, the Markham Library helps us learn more about Indigenous history and culture.

The drum is known as the heart beat of Mother Earth. There are many teachings that this instrument can give, but there are thousands of varieties of drums throughout the globe. David is a master percussionist and will bring together in this workshop, teachings from many cultures, including the hand drum of the Plains Cree, Dakota/Lakota peoples and the water drum of the Haudenosaunee-Mohawk peoples. The Markham Library presents David’s special drumming/meditation program on June 21 at 1 p.m. Here’s the link: Indigenous Peoples Day Drumming/Meditation

Here is a reading list provided by the local library team:

Here are some suggested blogs to read:

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