National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, an opportunity to learn about the unique cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It's a time to honour the stories, achievements and resilience of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on this land since time immemorial and whose presence continues to impact the evolving Canada.

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Living Well Together is the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Indigenous Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Training. The Truth Series (Modules 2-5) focuses on awareness about colonization, residential schools and Indigenous, non-Indigenous relations. The Reconciliation Series (Modules 6-8) focuses on developing cultural sensitivity and the practice of reconciliation.

Indigenous Governments: The Government of the Northwest Territories recognizes Indigenous Governments as governments that have negotiated, or are in the process of negotiating, self-government agreements with the GNWT and the Government of Canada.

Concluding and Implementing Land and Resources and Self-government Agreements: Concluding and implementing land, resources and self-government agreements meets the interests of all resident of the Northwest Territories. For Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Territories, these agreements clarify and provide certainty respecting their Aboriginal and treaty rights, land ownership and the implementation of the inherent right of self-government. This in turn provides for strong, stable governance, a more secure climate for economic and resource development  and greater social well-being in NWT communities.