Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!

Today, June 21, Canadians acknowledge and celebrateĀ National Indigenous Peoples Day.

This is a day dedicated to recognizing the important role of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in shaping our country and celebrating the vibrant and diverse Indigenous traditions, culture and heritage in Manitoba and across Canada. This is also a day to reflect on our commitments to reconciliation and to take the opportunity to learn more about how each and every one of us can play a role in reconciliation. As a Region, we are committed to advancing our regional goal of eliminating indigenous based racism in healthcare and doing that together with our First Nations partners.

We will continue to work with, listen and learn from Indigenous peoples to address the wrongdoings of the past, building meaningful relationships and move forward together with respect and understanding to advance reconciliation and our shared priorities.

At the Northern Health Region, we recognize that we are on the traditional lands of the Cree and Dene and Homelands of the Metis and we give thanks for the land and water that we live, work and play on.