Nunasi Corporation Statement on Indigenous History Month
Nunasi Corporation recognizes June as Indigenous history month and June 21st as National Indigenous Peoples Day.
As the month of June is designated as National Indigenous month, we commemorate and recognize the history, heritage and diversity of Inuit, First Nations, and Métis peoples in Canada. June 21st, 2021 is the 25th national anniversary of celebrating Indigenous peoples here in Canada. Although this month is aimed to celebrate the heritage of Indigenous people, it is a time for pause and reflection in light of recent news that has been difficult for many Indigenous communities.
The discovery of the remains of 215 children in Kamloops has sparked a country wide outrage. With heavy hearts we would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the people of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation. We stand in solidarity with you and your families. Many Inuit in our communities attended residential schools and this news has been very difficult for those survivors. We hope for closure and healing for all of our communities in Nunavut and nationwide.
Nunasi is committed to supporting reconciliation for Inuit in Nunavut. As we reflect and work towards the mission and vision of Nunasi, we recognize that our work is driven for the benefit of our communities and beneficiaries. Nunasi will continue to work with all levels of government to ensure that our communities thrive and remain rich in culture and tradition. For more information on Nunasi, visit our website at www.nunasi.com.
President and CEO