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National Indigenous History Month: Minister Wilson

June 13, 2023

NationTalk: Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement on National Indigenous History Month:

“National Indigenous History Month is an important time of year to learn about the historic contributions and achievements of Indigenous Peoples in Alberta. The Alberta government continues to recognize their strength and resilience.

“Indigenous Peoples in Alberta have historically contributed immensely to this province, and we are grateful for their continued efforts in creating a better future for Alberta. They have provided important assistance fighting the Alberta wildfires and we thank them for all their efforts. While the wildfires have left some destruction in their wake, there are still many opportunities in which we can celebrate the vibrant, strong and rich Indigenous culture in Alberta, and the contributions Indigenous people have made and continue to make to the province.

“Now is an excellent time to learn and celebrate Indigenous history. We can read an article, listen to a podcast or song created by an Indigenous person, attend a National Indigenous Peoples Day event or visit a local museum in a nearby city or town.

“Reconciliation is something we can all work towards now and throughout the year. There is no time to do so like the present. Remember that together we are Alberta strong.”