How You Can Support & Celebrate Indigenous Cultures in Canada

By SKETCH Team

Indigenous History Month isn’t limited to the month of June. We’ve compiled some resources below on how people can participate in celebrating and supporting Indigenous cultures and communities.

Also, don’t forget to #WearOrangeonCanadaDay tomorrow in solidarity with our Indigenous communities.

You can learn more about Orange Shirts On Canada Day 2021 here.

Read & Learn

Truth and Reconciliation Reports

Read all the Truth and Reconciliation 94 Calls to Action 

National Indigenous History Month 2021 to recognize the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1466616436543/1534874922512

Learn more Orange Shirt Day here.

Sign the petition here for the #CanadaChangeToday Campaign.

Share Resources

Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419

Hope for Wellness Help Line — The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer counselling and crisis intervention. Call toll-free at 855-242-3310, or visit https://www.hopeforwellness.ca

ODE: Remembered Voices
(re)connections with Indigenous culture and community, led by and engaging Indigenous 2Spirit Youth
https://www.facebook.com/ODE2S/

To donate: visit www.sketch.ca and in the Message for SKETCH box, make a note that the donation is for ODE.

Maamwizdaa

Cultural programming for Indigenous parents and children in the Weston Mount Dennis neighbourhood.

https://www.facebook.com/maamwizdaa/

Donate

Visit www.sketch.ca and in the Message for SKETCH box note the donation is for Maamwizdaa or ODE.

Canada Helps — “Donate to Indigenous Charities”: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/explore/charities/category/indigenous-peoples

True North Aid — “How to Help First Nations Communities in Canada” https://truenorthaid.ca/how-to-help-first-nations

Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society (IRSSS)
 
1492 Landback Lane
Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction Network
4Rs Youth Movement