National Indigenous History Month
June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. It’s a month to honour the history, heritage, culture, and accomplishments of Indigenous people.
Truth and Reconciliation learning is an important component of the Katimavik National Experience.
Katimavik Participants work together through a Truth and Reconciliation learning platform and also engage with local Indigenous communities to learn about histories, cultures, traditions, and languages.
“Ensuring Katimavik National Experience Participants learn about Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenous perspectives remains a major priority for our Organization,” said Katimavik Chief Executive Officer John-Frederick Cameron.
Throughout the month, Katimavik will be highlighting what Participants have learned during the National Experience.
Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism. The word ‘Katimavik’ originates from the Inuktitut language, meaning ‘meeting place’. Since 1977, Katimavik has brought young Canadians together to learn, to exchange culture and language, and to help build stronger communities across Canada. Katimavik aims to help youth become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada. We do this through the development of 21st-century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement.