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National Indigenous Peoples Day

June is National Indigenous History Month, external link, a time for all Canadians—Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers—to reflect upon and learn about the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. Each group has their own unique histories and within each group, there are distinct histories.

Indigenous Week at Ryerson

Join Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services for Indigenous Week at Ryerson in celebration and honour of National Indigenous History Month! All Ryerson students, faculty, staff, community members and peoples across Turtle Island are invited to join online events throughout the week of June 22. 

Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services (as part of Aboriginal Initiatives in the Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion) have partnered with the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Ryerson Library, School of Early Childhood Studies, School of Midwifery, Ted Rogers School of Management and Positive Space,  to present a number of online events from June 22 to June 25.  

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, Aboriginal Student Services has moved from a single-day event for National Indigenous Peoples Day to a four-day virtual celebration with all events taking place online. 

Accommodation requirements

The Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any questions or accommodation requirements, please contact Brian Norton (Program Coordinator, Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services) at

Additional community events

Illustration of Leigh Simpson

Join the Indigenous Peoples' Day Lecture, external link with host Leigh Simpson brought to you by CESAR and the Chang School on Friday, June 26 at 1 p.m.