Township of
Manitouwadge

Proclamation for National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day.

News & Notices Proclamation for National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day.
June 10, 2022

Proclamation for National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous
Peoples Day.


Whereas the Month of June is recognized as National Indigenous
History Month an opportunity to increase the visibility of Indigenous

contributions, experiences, values and cultures, and to build bridges of
understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
throughout Canada and in the Township of Manitouwadge; and


Whereas June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to
honour the unique history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit,
and Metis peoples; and


Whereas we respectfully acknowledge our neighbours, Biigtigong
Nishnaabeg and Pic Mobert First Nations and that the Township of
Manitouwadge is located in Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and Robinson-
Superior Treaty of 1850 territory, and that the land on which the
Township lies is in the traditionally territory of the Anishnaabeg
(Ojibway) and the Métis People, who are the collective stewards and
caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they
continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and
integrity for generations to come; and


Whereas the Township of Manitouwadge strives to be an inclusive
community and encourages all residents to reflect, learn, and take
action in a meaningful way towards reconciliation in solidarity with
Indigenous Peoples;


Now Therefore Be It Resolved That I, Mayor John MacEachern, on
behalf of Manitouwadge Council, do hereby proclaim the month of June
2022 as National Indigenous History Month and the date of June 21,
2022 as National Indigenous Peoples Day in the Township of
Manitouwadge

 

Dated this 8th day of June, 2022

Mayor John MacEachern