Today is the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. This annual national celebration honours the unique and diverse histories, sacrifices, and cultures of our First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.
In recognition of this important day and National Indigenous History Month, our Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Committee was honoured to welcome Dr. Jules Koostachin for a firm-wide discussion of her 2019 documentary, OshKiKiShiKaw. The documentary follows the story of Dr. Koostachin’s twin boys and their experience in a Cree coming of age ceremony. The film focuses on the importance of ceremony, identity and culture in the face of ongoing colonialism. We are very grateful to Dr. Koostachin for sharing her stories and experiences with us as we continue to expand our cultural knowledge and understanding. Watch Dr. Koostachin’s documentary here. View her other work here.
For more information regarding National Indigenous Peoples Day, Reconciliation and Indigenous History in Canada, click here.