Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21 – Legal Centre Closed

The Peterborough Community Legal Centre will close on Monday, June 21st, 2021 in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day.

June is National Indigenous History Month. This is a time for all Canadians to reflect and learn about the history, contributions, cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

We live in Nogojiwanong, the place at the end of the rapids, in the traditional territories of the Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg.

Nogojiwanong / Peterborough is located on Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which includes: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations. The Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters.

The Legal Centre invites residents of Nogojiwanong / Peterborough who are not Indigenous to learn more about the histories and cultures of Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (also known colonially as Canada, USA and Mexico).

We also invite residents who are not Indigenous to learn about the history of Canada’s relations with Indigenous Peoples, including the history of the “Indian Residential School” (“IRS”) system which resulted in the deaths of thousands of Indigenous Children. The “IRS” were a major site of the colonial genocide of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Please read “The Missing and Lost Children of Indian Residential Schools