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June is National Indigenous History Month

Join us in celebrating and honouring the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

The City of Mississauga is offering a number of activities and events to help residents learn more about Mississauga’s deep Indigenous history while honouring the stories, achievements and experiences of Indigenous Peoples.

Events and activities

Discover the different ways you can get involved and show your support during National Indigenous History Month.

Learning About Truth and Reconciliation Guided Tour at Bradley Museum
Learning About Truth and Reconciliation Guided Tour at Bradley Museum

This month join us for a tour of the Bradley House and grounds where we will share information about the history of Indigenous Peoples in Mississauga and how learning about it connects to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and the 94 Calls to Action. Tours run on the hour between noon and 3 pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are recommended to guarantee a spot.

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Indigenous history and Wampum Belts with Elder Garry Sault
Indigenous history and Wampum Belts with Elder Garry Sault

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 | 7 p.m.

In honour of National Indigenous History Month, join Elder Garry Sault from Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation to learn about the Wampum Belts and the history of treaties as an important step to the Reconciliation process. The program will take place in Hazel McCallion Central Library, Program Room 2A. Ages 13+

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Book Club: Let's Talk National Indigenous History Month
Book Club: Let's Talk National Indigenous History Month

This June, celebrate Indigenous History Month by reading and discussing poems, short stories and novels, essays, lyrics and scenes written by Indigenous writers.

Activity dates and locations
  • June 10, 2024 – Burnhamthorpe Library
  • June 17, 2024 – Burnhamthorpe Library
  • June 18, 2024 – Sheridan Library
  • June 20, 2024 – Lakeview Library
  • June 24, 2024 – Burnhamthorpe Library

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Indigenous Beading
Indigenous Beading

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 | 6 p.m.

Learn about Indigenous beading by using materials gifted from Creation. All are welcome. In partnership with The Indigenous Network. The program will take place in Hazel McCallion Central Library, Program Room 2A. Ages 13+

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Moccasin Identifier Project
Moccasin Identifier Project

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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In partnership with Museums Mississauga.

The Moccasin Identifier Project was developed by Carolyn King in partnership with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Activity dates and locations
  • Friday, June 14, 2024 | Burnhamthorpe Library
  • Saturday, June 15, 2024 | Churchill Meadows Library
  • Thursday, June 20, 2024 | Hazel McCallion Central Library

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Indigenous medicines and ways of well-being with Valarie King
Indigenous medicines and ways of well-being with Valarie King

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 7 p.m.

Valarie King works with traditional medicines and leads Dancing Moon Holistic Centre which offers traditional healing programs. She is an activist for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and for the sacred water. Valarie uses her spiritual sight to be a good helper utilizing energy work to do clearings, medicines, medicine bundles and sometimes Western methods. She is a Chartered Herbalist and has completed her ECE, Bachelor Arts in Health and Women Studies and has a Masters in Indigenous Social Work. The program will take place in Hazel McCallion Central Library, Program Room 2A. Ages 13+

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Lighting the clock tower
Lighting the clock tower

June 21, 2024 | Evening | Celebration Square

To recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Civic Centre clock tower will be lit red, yellow, black and white on June 21.

Author Talks: Adriana Chartrand
Author Talks: Adriana Chartrand

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 | 7 p.m.

Adriana Chartrand is a mixed-race Native woman, born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her father is Red River Métis (Michif), born and raised in in the Métis community of St. Laurent. Her mother is a white settler from Manitoba. Adriana has two degrees in film studies and has previously worked in the field of social work. An Ordinary Violence, her debut novel, is a chilling horror story about a young Indigenous woman haunted by the oppressive legacies of colonization. She lives in Toronto and works in the film industry. The activity will take place in Hazel McCallion Central Library, Program Room 2A. Ages 13+

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Mississauga’s 50th Anniversary
Mississauga’s 50th Anniversary

In 2024, the City of Mississauga celebrates its 50th anniversary. The City of Mississauga is located on lands which were occupied by numerous Indigenous nations since time immemorial. Settlement and the eventual growth of the City was made possible with the signing of Treaties over 200 years ago. We acknowledge, celebrate and respect the Indigenous Peoples during National Indigenous History Month and all year long.

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