National Indigenous Heritage Month

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month across Canada, including the celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. 

Throughout the month, Hockey Canada is honouring the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples from coast to coast to coast, and their contributions at every level of the game.

We recognize the strength of Indigenous communities and acknowledge there is much work to be done.

We strive to listen, learn and engage as a first step to build the respectful relationships necessary to move toward healing and reconciliation.


A proud member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation, Victoria Bach is embracing her roots and giving back while keeping focused on her Olympic opportunity.
HC Champion: Krista Hodder
Krista Hodder is reducing the barriers to play for young girls from the Membertou First Nation community in Nova Scotia.
Wacey Rabbit is sharing his love of the game and his people through fun skills camps he created for Indigenous kids.
Trevor Iserhoff has a unique scouting role with the Kam River Fighting Walleye, scouring First Nations communities.
Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day
We are proud to celebrate the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in more than 600 communities.
Learning the game together
The Female Indigenous Hockey Program is giving young Mi’kmaq players a chance to fall in love with Canada’s game.
Sebastien and Aries Benuen walked 330 kilometres not just for hockey, but for community, culture and their Innu values.
Jordyn and Kyla Bear want to advance their hockey careers and be role models for the Ochapowace Cree First Nation.
Israel Mianscum left home to chase his hockey dreams when he was 11, leaning on his family and his Cree heritage.
Chasing her Olympic dreams for the second time, Brigette Lacquette is carrying the hopes of the First Nations community.
In honour of National Aboriginal Day, Fred Sasakamoose shares his journey to the NHL and how he can inspire his people.
Hockey Canada is united in standing with the nation to remember the lives of 215 innocent Indigenous children whose remains were discovered at the site of a residential school built n the territory of TK’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation in Kkmaploops, BC. Every. Child. Matters
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