June is National Indigenous History Month. Though it is encouraged that we all do this year round, I’d like to draw attention in June to the rich and diverse histories and current realities of First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples across the province and Canada.

Indigenous peoples continue to inspire us with their strength, resiliency and steadfast commitment to Indigenous values, often in the face of incredible obstacles. These obstacles include, amongst other challenges, the tragic impact of the Indian Residential School system on Survivors, and their families and communities.