Niagara Parks to Celebrate Indigenous History Month

May 27, 2022

Niagara Parks

Three-part Speaker Series to Explore Indigenous Women’s Issues During National Indigenous History Month

  • Three-part virtual speaker series will take place throughout the month of June, which is recognized as National Indigenous History Month
  • Interactive sessions will explore issues uniquely impacting Indigenous women
  • Full details and tickets are available at niagaraparks.com/Indigenous

Niagara Falls, ON – In recognition of National Indigenous History Month, held annually in June, Niagara Parks will collaborate with Indigenous leaders to deliver a three-part virtual speaker series. The interactive virtual sessions will explore issues impacting Indigenous women from different perspectives, age groups and career paths.

Accomplished speakers specializing in Indigenous history, art and culture will share their perspectives and teachings beginning on June 2 with Semiah Smith and Brittany Clause. The first session will focus on Indigenous women who are taking the lead in the Canadian fashion and entertainment industries, developing unique consumer products that positively impact the economy while building awareness of Indigenous culture and heritage.

  • June 2: Semiah Smith and Brittany Clause, Indigenous Women in Fashion and Entertainment
  • June 16: Grandmother Jackie Labonte and Grandmother Gail Whitlow, Strawberry Moon Matriarch Circle
  • June 30: Alyssa General and Nikki Shawana, Preserving Indigenous Culture in the Community

Additional event details and tickets are available at niagaraparks.com/Indigenous. Tickets are $15 per event, with access to the full-series available for $35. All sessions begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be hosted on Zoom.

Indigenous Connections in Niagara

The land along the Niagara River has been recognized as a spiritual place with rich ties to Indigenous history and culture for many generations, and Indigenous peoples have lived along the shores between Lake Erie to Lake Ontario for more than 13,000 years.

This protected Crownland on which Niagara Parks now sits was established by treaties dating back to the 1700s. The mandate to make Niagara Parks free and accessible to the public, can also find its origins in the original intent of those treaties. Niagara Parks remains committed to making the promise of Truth and Reconciliation real in its community.

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The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.