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National Indigenous History Month Environment & Traditional Knowledge

Updated: Sep 4, 2023

Let us honor the profound bond between Indigenous peoples, the environment, and their extensive traditional knowledge.

Indigenous peoples have a longstanding and deep connections with their ancestral lands and natural environments. Their cultures, traditions, and spiritual beliefs are intertwined with the natural world, recognizing the interconnectedness of all living beings. Acting as responsible stewards, Indigenous communities have developed sustainable practices to preserve resources for future generations. The land holds significant cultural, social, and economic value, serving as a source of identity, heritage, well-being, and prosperity. Protecting their ancestral lands is vital for the continuation of their cultures. Indigenous communities possess extensive traditional knowledge, encompassing profound understandings of ecosystems, biodiversity, sustainable resource management, and living in harmony with nature.

As we commemorate this month, let us honor Indigenous history, heritage, and the invaluable contributions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities in their dual commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable economic development. Their traditional knowledge enhances our understanding of the environment and motivates us to adopt sustainable practices for the benefit of future generations.

Together, let us embrace their wisdom and work towards a brighter and more sustainable future

National Indigenous History Month


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