National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day to recognize, celebrate, honour, and learn about the rich and diverse cultures and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
For folks who are settlers and non-Indigenous, we encourage you to spend time today learning about the land that you are on and the histories of Indigenous peoples in the area you live. There are numerous online resources for non-Indigenous community members to learn more about the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures in the colonial borders of British Columbia and across what is referred to as Canada.
Below is a list of just a few of the many resources that are available online. We encourage you to do your own research beyond this day and month.
As a majority-white organization working in the food movement, we humbly recognize the uncomfortable truth that we have been complicit in the systematic oppression of Indigenous food systems and Indigenous food leaders. We are actively seeking ways to learn from and be proactive allies to the Indigenous peoples who our work intersects with and whose land we live and work on.