Events and activities
Discover the different ways you can get involved and show your support during National Indigenous History Month.
Ancestral Voices Series featuring Drew Hayden Taylor
imagineNATIVE: Generational Legacies, Broken Angel
On June 15 at 8 p.m., watch Generational Legacies, Broken Angel by Dr. Jules Arita Koostachin (Cree). The film focuses on Angel, the mother to Tanis, who escapes into the night from her abusive partner Earl to a women’s shelter on the reservation. Admission is free, however, due to capacity limits, a ticket is required upon entry. The 2023 imagineNATIVE Tour brings Indigenous-made film and video works, as well as community engagement activities to communities across Turtle Island, Canada.
Cris Derksen Quartet at Living Arts Centre
On June 16, watch the Cris Derksen Quartet perform at the Living Arts Centre. This internationally-acclaimed ensemble includes the talents of Juno-nominated Cree cellist Cris Derksen, artist and storyteller from the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach Marie-Celine Charron Einish, Tuscarora/Gaelic Singer Rebecca Benson, and professional percussion and jazz drumming musician Stefan Schneider. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day and this year the City is celebrating the day with events on Celebration Square in partnership with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Join us from 12 to 4 p.m. for the Michi Sagiig We Are All United Pow Wow hosted by the Mississauga Nation, followed by an evening concert and celebration at 6 p.m. featuring artisan markets, food trucks and special mainstage performances with headliner, DJ Shub.
Author Talks featuring Cody Caetano
Indigenous Art Along the Waterfront
Mississauga’s waterfront shoreline along Lake Ontario measures approximately 22 kilometres and provides rich opportunities to celebrate and honour Indigenous peoples, their culture, history and ongoing stewardship of the lands and waters. Head down to the waterfront to experience a variety of artwork created by Indigenous artists. These includes murals, an activation of the Moccasin Identifier project, and artwork made from natural materials.
Moccasin Identifier Project
The community is invited to create a visual reminder to recognize and honour our past using a Moccasin Identifier stencil kit. Participants will use stencils to create temporary paintings of moccasins worn by Indigenous peoples to promote awareness and understanding of the history of the land we stand on. Drop in anytime during scheduled times.
Honouring the Mississaugas Exhibit
To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Mississaugas leaving the Credit for a new home in Hagersville, an exhibit was created by the Museums of Mississauga in collaboration with the Mississaugas of the Credit to honour their legacy and celebrate the history of this mighty nation. All are welcome to view this exhibition across 18 community centres and Benares Historic House throughout the month of June.