National Indigenous History Month

National Indigenous Month imageJune marks National Indigenous History Month, a time to celebrate, commemorate and deeply honour the contributions, achievements, traditions and heritage of First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples across Turtle Island.

This year’s observance comes at a somber moment as all Canadians come to grips with the tragic discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at a former residential school on the territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.

TESL Ontario gratefully acknowledges that we live, gather and carry out our work on the traditional territories of many First Nations. Our central location, Tkaronto, under Treaty 13, is the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit River.

TESL Ontario and our entire team have a continued commitment to promoting reconciliation and to our own ongoing learning about the history of First Nations Peoples and the continued discrimination, persecution and social issues that are faced to this day.