Learn More About National Indigenous History Month through Listening

Let your audio education begin by listening in to these audio suggestions in commemoration of National Indigenous History Month 2021 and National Indigenous Peoples Day.

How you can learn

Indigenous languages

The Government of Canada's Translation Bureau has a catalogue of resources to broaden your knowledge and learning of First Nations, Inuit and Métis languages from all across Canada.

Traditional stories and creation stories

Listen to traditional stories and creation stories told by First Nations, Inuit and Métis storytellers from communities across Canada collected by the Canadian Museum of History.

Residential Schools podcast series

Residential Schools is a three-part podcast series created by Historica Canada that aims to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools.

Content warning: This material contains information regarding Residential Schools, which some may find distressing. If you require support, please note that there are resources available. Click here for more information.

Healing Journey: Project Naming at 15

Project Naming has provided a virtual space enabling First Nations, Inuit communities, and the Métis Nation to access Canada's historic photo collections and engage in the identification of people and locations - reconnecting with their history to share memories and stories rekindled by the photographs.

Canada's Canoe Archive

Library and Archives Canada pays a visit to the Canadian Canoe Museum and gets a behind-the-scenes tour of its incredible canoe collection.

More First Nations resources

Gwadàl' Zheii: Belongings from the Land

Explore the rich cultural heritage of the Gwich'in through artifacts, historic and contemporary photographs, and oral histories and stories told by Elders. A Canadian Museum of History online exhibition.

Tom Longboat is Cogwagee is Everything

Library and Archives Canada highlights a Six Nations Indigenous man named Cogwagee in the Onondaga language, or Tom Longboat in English who won the 1907 Boston Marathon, had death-defying service in the First World War and lived an extraordinary life.

More Inuit resources

Inuktut Tusaalanga

Tusaalanga means "Let me hear!" and this website features thousands of sound files to help you learn Inuktitut quickly and easily.

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ (Inuit Unikkaangit) (not available in English)

Listen to Inuit with stories from CBC North's vast Inuktitut language archives about being reunited with the descendants of the original storytellers, some of whom are hearing them for the very first time.

More Métis resources

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Métis Nation

Library and Archives Canada features a discussion between Library and Archives Canada's Métis Nation researcher William Benoit and Janet La France of the Saint-Boniface Historical Society.

"Let's Talk Treaty"

A 15-minute, bi-weekly radio series aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of Manitoba Treaties. The hosts and guests engage in insightful and thought-provoking discussions on Treaties and the Treaty relationship.

Join the learning journey

Visit our other commemorative pages:

Be sure to check out all of the National Indigenous Peoples Day virtual activities happening across the country through Celebrate Canada!

For more information on First Nations, Inuit and Métis-led activities, please visit the official pages for National Indigenous Organizations:

Join the conversation

Don't forget to share your recognition on social media with our downloadable promotional resources.

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