National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day,  a time to recognize and celebrate the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.  The list below provides links to events and resources.


  1. About National Indigenous History Month


  1. Royal Roads - National Indigenous Peoples Month & Day
  2. APTN IDL 2023 Broadcast - Indigenous Day Live Broadcast
  3. Indigenous Tourism BC has created a list of events across the province

Books and Reading Lists

  1. The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book : Five hundred years of resistance comic book
  2. The Outside Circle
  3. 30 must-read books for National Indigenous History Month
  4. Raven Reads - Read for Reconciliation Book List


  1. Dene Talk
    1. Dene means people, and Dene Talk is just that - a podcast listening to the stories of Indigenous people and telling contemporary stories of Indigenous life hosted by Cassidy Villebrun-Buracas.
  2. Indigenous Podcast Series - Privileging Indigenous Oral Traditions Past, Present, and Future:
    1. This podcast series is produced by four Master of Education Students at Thompson Rivers University who felt inspired to give back after taking Dr. Mukwa Musayett's (Shelly Johnson) International Indigenous Research course in May of 2021. These four students wanted to continue the learning process and come as learners as they engaged in this podcast project
  3. kikapekiskwewin - Indigenous research podcast:
  1. “kikapekiskwewin”, a Cree word referring to a future conversation. kikapekiskwewin began with a two-day online and in-person event in June 2022 hosted by a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and now continues as this podcast.  At the heart of each podcast, Indigenous cultural values in the context of post-secondary research ethics are discussed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples who presented at the event or were members of the organizing team. These podcasts are a contribution to the body of work on Indigenous research methodologies.

The kikapekiskwewin team is Josie Auger, Nisha Nath, Myra Tait, Carolyn Greene, Makayla LeSann, Tracy Powell, and David Powell.

  1. Land Back
    1. Gitxsan Host and investigative journalist Angela Sterritt takes listeners inside the blockades, court cases, and elder's kitchens in this six-part series, Land Back to hear what the political slogan actually means
  1. Mbwaach'idiwag podcasts:
  1. Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Western University presents Mbwaach'idiwag podcasts

Embedding Indigenization and decolonization promises into institutional practice is difficult and nuanced work. Join Western’s Office of Indigenous Initiative’s Sara Mai Chitty as she visits with Indigenous Peoples and allies who seek to bridge the long-held divides between Euro-Western and Indigenous communities through their work in the areas of curriculum, research and beyond.

By sharing stories of Indigenous education work happening across Turtle Island and amplifying Indigenous voices, Mbwaach’idiwag aims to provide listeners an opportunity to learn from and with Indigenous Peoples.

  1. MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs
    1. A weekly roundtable about Indigenous issues and events in Canada and beyond. Hosted by Rick Harp.
  2. Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research Podcast:
    1. The Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research has a podcast series called Along the Trail. This series features interviews with Métis studies researchers about their research journeys and Métis community experts about issues concerning Métis people.
  3. Stolen
    1. In Stolen: Surviving St. Michael's, investigative journalist Connie Walker unearths how her family's story fits into one of Canada's darkest chapters: the residential school system.
  4. Storykeepers: Let's Talk Indigenous Books:
    1. Storykeepers is a monthly podcast about books by Indigenous authors, hosted by Jennifer David and Waubgeshig Rice.
  5. Taapwaywin: Talking about what we know and what we believe:
    1. In this eight-episode series, host Ry Moran goes in depth on why the truths of Indigenous Peoples are so often suppressed and why we need truth before reconciliation.
  6. This Land
    1. The award-winning documentary podcast This Land is back for season 2. Host Rebecca Nagle reports on how the far right is using Native children to attack American Indian tribes and advance a conservative agenda.
  7. Indigenous Podcast Lists:
    1. University of Toronto Library Podcast List:
    2. University of British Columbia Library Podcast List:


  1. NFB Indigenous Cinema List

Online Course

  1. E-learning tool on the rights of indigenous peoples