Honouring Indigenous History Month in Leduc

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

In Canada, June highlights both Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), recognizing the significance of Indigenous history, heritage, resilience, and the diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across the nation. 

The City of Leduc acknowledges this opportunity to keep a spotlight on the importance of Treaty, Truth and Reconciliation for our city and region. 

"The City is committed to continuing our path of learning about our collective history," says City of Leduc Mayor Bob Young. "We recognize the importance of listening, learning and building a foundation for a more inclusive community and future, and we invite everyone to join us in this journey."

This June, the community is invited to join in learning more and honouring the unique histories and cultures of Indigenous peoples. Opportunities to connect in Leduc include: 

  • Invitation to Indigenous Reading with the Leduc Public Library (see page 15 of the Spring Community Program Guide), throughout the month of June. Participate by reading about the history and/or experiences of Indigenous authors and their communities. Participants may win prizes. 
  • Maclab Indigenous Series musical performance by Cris Derksen on June 17, in recognition of June and June 21. Pay-what-you-can starting at $5; all proceeds are donated to local Indigenous-led arts and culture initiatives. 
  • Indigenous Peoples Day Community Gathering and Good Neighbour BBQ on Sunday, June 23, in partnership with the Family Resource Network, Creating Hope Society, Santa's Helpers and the Leduc Boys and Girls Club. The event includes a community walk, activities for all ages, and light refreshments. 
  • Review and sign this online pledge to demonstrate your personal recommitment to reconciliation in our community. 

Learn about Treaty, Truth and ReconciliACTION at the City of Leduc and review Treaty, Truth and ReconciliACTION resources.