Indigenous Peoples: Terminology Guide

(Disponible en français : Peuples autochtones : guide terminologique) For centuries, the original inhabitants of the Americas have been largely defined by others, beginning with the misapplication of the term “Indian” by Christopher Columbus to describe the various peoples of these continents. Today, as attitudes toward the First Peoples of what is now known as…

Federal Measures Related to Pandemic Planning and First Nations Communities

21 April 2020, 9 a.m. (Disponible en français : Mesures fédérales concernant la planification de la lutte contre la pandémie dans les communautés des Premières Nations) Indigenous people are disproportionately affected negatively by factors that influence health and well-being, known as the determinants of health, such as overcrowded and mouldy housing, poverty, unsafe drinking water…

Monument to aboriginal war veterans in Confederation Park, Ottawa, Canada

Update — National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating Indigenous Cultures, Heritage and Achievements

You may also wish to consult other HillNotes in honour of National Aboriginal Day (Disponible en français : Mise à jour — Journée nationale des Autochtones : Célébrer la culture, le patrimoine et les réalisations autochtones) On June 21, hundreds of communities across Canada will hold numerous events for National Aboriginal Day to celebrate Indigenous…

Monument to aboriginal war veterans in Confederation Park, Ottawa, Canada

Update – National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating the Cultures, Heritage and Achievements of Indigenous Peoples

You may also wish to consult other HillNotes in honour of National Aboriginal Day (Disponible en français : Mise à jour – Journée nationale des Autochtones : Célébrer la culture, le patrimoine et les réalisations des peuples autochtones) June 21, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day. On this day each year, hundreds…

United Nations design and logo about the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – Moving Forward

(Disponible en français : La Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones – Allons de l’avant) Following 25 years of negotiations, in a landmark vote of the United Nations General Assembly on 13 September 2007, 143 countries voted to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. For many…

Monument to aboriginal war veterans in Confederation Park, Ottawa, Canada

National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating Aboriginal Cultures, Heritage and Achievements

(Disponible en français : Journée nationale des Autochtones : Célébrer la culture, le patrimoine et les réalisations autochtones) You may also wish to consult other HillNotes in honour of National Aboriginal Day On June 21, hundreds of communities across Canada will hold numerous events for National Aboriginal Day to celebrate Aboriginal cultures and contributions to…