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Town of Halton Hills Celebrates Indigenous History Month

HALTON HILLS, ON – The Town of Halton Hills is marking Indigenous History Month this June with land and treaty acknowledgements and a curated selection of programs to honour the history, heritage, diversity and creativity of Indigenous peoples.

Residents are invited to learn more about the history, contemporary and traditional arts and culture of Indigenous peoples in Canada and to stay thoughtfully engaged in conversation and programs throughout the year.

“As part of the Town’s commitment to advancing Truth and Reconciliation, we will be including a land acknowledgement at the beginning of Council meetings starting at the June 14 meeting,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette. “The Town of Halton Hills is located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and it is important that we recognize this and build relationships with Indigenous Nations”.

Programs from the Helson Gallery and Halton Hills Public Library include free virtual and socially distanced offerings:

  • Evolving Traditions: Indigenous Artists from the Town of Halton Hills Collection (displayed in the Sisnett Lobby at the Cultural Centre, June 1 - July 17)

  • Read Woke: An ongoing community challenge aimed at amplifying marginalized voices and challenging the status quo will feature an Indigenous Voices reading list on the Halton Hills Public Library website and through social media feeds.

  • Shining a Light on Contemporary Inuit Art: Virtual Talk with Heather Muir Beecroft (June 9, 7-8pm)

  • No Word for Art: Exploring the Indigenous Roots of Creativity: Virtual Talk with Naomi Smith, Indigenous artist and educator (June 14, 7-8:30pm)

  • Indigenous Family Storytime, shared virtually, from the Halton Hills Public Library (June 23, 10:30am on YouTube)

For more details about these programs visit Follow the Town of Halton Hills and Halton Hills Public Library on social media for updates about Indigenous History Month programs throughout June and find out about ongoing programming.


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