A collage of Indigenous athletes throughout history.

Celebrate and learn more about Indigenous athletes this month

June is a time for celebrations—from graduations to Father’s Day to Pride and even the arrival of summer. And another very important celebration taking place this month is National Indigenous Peoples Day. 

Happening on June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day is an important opportunity for adults and children alike to learn more about the cultures, voices, experiences, and histories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

Remarkable Indigenous athletes

One great way to celebrate is to learn more about Indigenous athletes in history and their rich backgrounds and stories at indigenousheroes.ca

On the site, you’ll find stories, videos, and an educational hub with resources that parents and caregivers can share with their children. In addition, educators can also find activities—themed around air, land, and water—that can be shared with students.

The website, a part of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, features digital books highlighting remarkable Indigenous athletes, Hall of Famers and Tom Longboat Award winners who have helped build Canada through sport. 

As stated on the site, these resources and stories “provide learning opportunities to improve educational success, develop cultural agility, and support reconciliation by providing public education that tells the national story of Indigenous athletes in history.” The more we know about each other and the more we work together, the more united and stronger Canada will be.

To explore for yourself, visit indigenousheroes.ca.

Photo: Indigenous Sport Heroes Education Experience

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