Saugeen Shores Recognizes National Indigenous History Month

The Town of Saugeen Shores recognizes June as National Indigenous History Month.  This is a time for all residents to recognize and honour the rich and diverse histories and current realities of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across Canada, including our neighbours at Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON).

Saugeen Shores recognizes the importance of the people and the culture who gave the area its name, and their longstanding presence and history.

The Town also admires the strength and resilience that Indigenous peoples have shown in the face of incredible obstacles, including the tragic impact of the Residential School system on survivors, as well as their families and communities.

“It is important we take the time to learn about Indigenous cultures, languages and histories”, said Mayor Luke Charbonneau. “This learning is another step to help us embrace the process of reconciliation and hopefully, healing.”

Residents are encouraged to learn more by exploring resources such as:

Celebrating National Indigenous History Month
Learn more about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples across Canada
Read Books by Indigenous Authors
Discover Indigenous Culture along the TransCanada Trail 
Treaties Teaching and Learning Resources
Indigenous History Month 2022 – Teaching History & Reconciliation