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June is National Indigenous History Month

CityU would like to honour National Indigenous History Month by creating spaces to celebrate Indigenous peoples and to learn more about our shared history. 

Through the month of June we will be sharing resources that provide different ways of learning more about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. It is with gratitude that we honour the 1.8 million Indigenous peoples in Canada by learning more about the rich diversity in their communities. Each part of this learning series will be dedicated to the history and cultures of one of the three groups of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The series will begin on June 1st and will close with a celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st

Save the Date! 

Below is a list of events scheduled for the month of June: 

June 1st to June 30th: Share your learning raffle! 

Throughout the month of June all members of our CityU community are invited to participate in the Share Your Learning raffle. Share something that you learn or experience during Indigenous Peoples History Month and/or National Indigenous Peoples Day to be entered to win one of multiple prizes! Use this link to enter the raffle on Google Forms.    

June 14th from 12pm to 2pm PDT: Celebration at the CityU Vancouver Campus (In-Person) 

There are new Indigenous art pieces being displayed in June at the Vancouver campus! Join us in a celebration of Indigenous cultures, to learn more about the artwork, and to participate in some art of your own. This is an afternoon for cultural activities and learning. All the CityU community is welcome!   

June 19th at 12pm PDT: Community Book Reading Braiding Sweetgrass (Virtual) 

Gather with Indigenous Campus Advocate Jalissa Schmidt to share reflections and conversations about Robin Will Kimmerer’s teachings of Indigenous knowledge, relationships, and plants in her book Braiding Sweetgrass.  

This discussion will focus on the introduction and the first half of the section “Planting Sweetgrass”. The book is available through our CityU library, but you don’t have to read the book to attend! All are invited to join the discussion. And, if we want to continue reading this love letter to Mother Earth together, more gatherings will be scheduled! 

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June: Application Open for the Investing in Indigenous Scholars Scholarship! 

CityU would like to remind new and incoming Indigenous students that the Investing in Indigenous Scholars scholarship application period is open and applications are being accepted until September 2023. Students awarded the Investing in Indigenous Scholars scholarship will have 100% of their tuition paid for the duration of their degree program. Visit the CityU scholarships page to learn more and apply. 

And there will be more to follow! Watch your inbox throughout June for events, teachings, histories, and stories from Indigenous voices in Canada.  

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