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Flamborough advocates say Indigenous History Month opportunity to educate – Hamilton Spectator

June 8, 2023

More work to be done, but students ‘get it,’ says Tidridge

As Canada marks National Indigenous History Month, Flamborough Indigenous peoples and advocates are hoping the occasion brings Indigenous issues to the forefront.

In a statement marking the start of the month, Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald invited everyone to celebrate Indigenous history not only over the month in the lead-up to National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 — but as active partners on “the healing path forward.”

“Our commitment to truth, reconciliation, and breaking the cycles of colonialism can only succeed when we lift up the voices of First Nations people and foster safe and vibrant communities.”

Nathan Tidridge, a Waterdown District High School history teacher, author and historian who has written extensively about Crown-Indigenous relations, said this month is an opportunity for students and Flamborough residents alike to be educated about the land they live on.

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