Proclamation - National Indigenous History Month & National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 2024

Event: National Indigenous History Month & National Indigenous Peoples Day 

Date: June 2024 

Whereas Northumberland County acknowledges that it is located on the shared treaty and traditional territories of the Michi Saagiig (Mississauga Anishinaabeg) and the Williams Treaties First Nations and is home to Indigenous Peoples from across the region and Canada; and

Whereas June is recognized as Indigenous Peoples History Month in Canada as an opportunity to bring awareness and understanding of the diverse histories, resilience, and achievements of Indigenous peoples across the country; and

Whereas June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, an opportunity to amplify Indigenous voices, and perspectives, enriching our understanding and appreciation of Indigenous cultures and heritage across Turtle Island; and

Whereas Northumberland County recognizes that meaningful and sustained efforts are required to enact systematic change to create an environment that upholds the rights, dignity, and well-being of Indigenous Peoples; and

Whereas we recommit our efforts, as an organization and a community, to actively building meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities based on respect and cultural understanding and reconciliation to advance inclusivity, diversity and equity on our path of reconciliation;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved That I, Warden Brian Ostrander, on behalf of Northumberland County Council, do hereby proclaim June to be National Indigenous Peoples Month and the date of June 21, 2024, as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Northumberland County.”

Dates this 15th day of May, 2024 


Brian Ostrander, Warden