In Canada, June is National Indigenous History Month. It’s an opportunity to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
Originally designated as National “Aboriginal” History Month by the House of Commons in 2009, the name was updated in 2017 to reflect the global standards of inclusivity and historical connection to the land recognized in the UN Declaration on the Rights of “Indigenous Peoples“.
The choice of month is significant because over many generations, Indigenous communities have celebrated their culture on or near June 21, the summer solstice.
Gaining a deeper understanding of First Nations, Inuit and Métis experiences through their own voices is one way of honoring this collective history. Resolute is committed to nurturing constructive relationships with the Indigenous Peoples in the communities and regions where we do business. We are proud of cultivating relationships with nearly 40 Indigenous communities and organizations in Ontario and Quebec, as we understand how integral natural resources are to their prosperity.
We wish to continually demonstrate our solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and support the construction of a future based on equity, social justice and inclusion for all.