Pathways Celebrates Indigenous History Month – Honouring the Legacy and Contributions of Indigenous Peoples

    June marks Indigenous History Month, a time to commemorate the rich history, heritage, resilience, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples across this land. At Pathways, we recognize the importance of acknowledging and celebrating the significant contributions of Indigenous people and their communities from coast to coast to coast.

    Why Indigenous History Month Matters

    Indigenous History Month is more than a celebration; it is a vital opportunity to educate ourselves and others about the varied histories, cultures, and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples. Understanding these histories helps us appreciate the profound impact that Indigenous communities have had—and continue to have—on our social, cultural, and economic landscape. 

    Embracing Indigenous Knowledge and Leadership

    As a company dedicated to advancing Indigenous leadership in executive roles, we see firsthand the incredible wealth of knowledge, expertise, and leadership that Indigenous candidates bring to organizations. Their unique perspectives foster innovation, inclusivity, and sustainable practices, enriching workplaces and communities alike.

    Learning and Resources

    We encourage our clients, customers, and staff to take this month as an opportunity to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Indigenous history and culture. Here are some valuable resources to explore:

    National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

    • Access to a wealth of information, educational resources, and the complete Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s reports and calls to action.

    Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada


    • An Indigenous-led charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people. They offer various programs, scholarships, and bursaries.

    Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. and NVision Insight Group

    Provides training programs to foster better relationships with Indigenous communities. &

    Commitment to Reconciliation

    In line with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, Pathways remains committed to fostering meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and supporting initiatives that promote reconciliation and equity. We believe that understanding and respecting Indigenous histories and cultures is a crucial step toward a more inclusive and just society.

    How You Can Get Involved

    There are many ways to participate in Indigenous History Month and support Indigenous communities:

    • Educate Yourself
      • Take the time to read books, watch documentaries, and attend events that focus on Indigenous histories and cultures.
    • Support Indigenous Businesses
      • Buy from Indigenous-owned businesses and support Indigenous artisans and creators
    • Advocate
      • Use your voice to support policies and initiatives that benefit Indigenous communities.
      • Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #NIHM2024.

    As we celebrate Indigenous History Month, let us commit to continuing this journey of learning, understanding, and supporting Indigenous Peoples beyond June. Together, we can build a future that honours and respects the invaluable contributions of Indigenous people and its communities across the world. 

    Thank you for joining us in this important celebration and for your continued support of our mission at Pathways! 

    Happy Indigenous History Month!

    Written by: Saxon Miller, Consultant