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    Indigenous Peoples Day Learn More

    Indigenous Peoples Day – Learn More

    Indigenous Peoples Day Learn More

    Indigenous Peoples Day - Learn More

    In celebration of Indigenous Day on June 21, we put a collection of items that you may not be aware of.  As well, a number of links to others sources to get a deeper understanding of the Indigenous history, culture, and life.  

    Let’s start with a few prominent Indigenous figures that you are probably not aware of:

    Cherie Dimaline


    Métis author, Cherie Dimaline, is best known for the 2017 best selling dystopian young adult novel, The Marrow Thieves, which won awards in both Canada and the United States. She was born in 1975 and is a member of the Georgian Bay Métis Nation in Ontario.

    Jeremy Dutcher


    Jeremy Dutcher is a classically-trained, First Nations tenor, composer, musicologist, performer and actor. His 2018 album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, a tribute to the traditional songs of his people, won both the Polaris Music Prize and a JUNO Award.

    Alanis Obomsawin


    Alanis Obomsawin is a prominent First Nations documentary filmmaker, singer, artist, storyteller and activist who has focused her work on the struggles of Indigenous peoples and on ensuring their voices are heard.

    Dr. Nadine Caron


    Dr. Nadine Caron, a member of the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, is Canada’s first female First Nations general surgeon. She is also a faculty member in the University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Northern Medical Program and leading an innovative biobank project located at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia. Dr Caron is currently Chair of the BC Medical Association’s Committee on Aboriginal Health.

    Senator Lillian Eva Dyck (ret.)


    Trailblazing neuroscientist former Senator Lillian Dyck was the first First Nations woman to obtain her PhD in the sciences in Canada. She is also the first female First Nations senator in Canada and the first Canadian-born Chinese senator.

    Louie Kamookak


    Inuit Elder, educator and historian, Louie Kamookak, is best known for his extensive research into the lost Franklin expedition that was essential for the discovery of the HMS Erebus shipwreck in 2014.

    Dr. Stanley Vollant

    Dr. Stanley Vollant, the first Innu surgeon in Quebec, has worked to inspire and help Indigenous youth to fulfill their dreams, including embarking on a 6,000 km walk to bring Indigenous peoples together and foster cross-cultural understanding in Canada.

    Other Useful to Learn More ...

    • First Nations in Canada – Indigenous history from the perspective of First Nations in Canada.
    • Inuit – Indigenous history from the perspective of Inuit in Canada.
    • Métis – Indigenous history from the perspective of Métis in Canada.
    • Begin your learning journey – Start your learning journey here by exploring more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. 
    • 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763  – The Royal Proclamation of 1763 played an important role in laying the foundation for First Nation rights, the treaty-making process and the relationship between First Nations and the Crown.
    • Treaty-making in Canada – Information about historic and modern treaties in Canada, treaty rights and the treaty relationship.
    • Indigenous contributions to the War of 1812 – First Nations warriors and Métis fighters played important roles defending British territories in the War of 1812 against invading American forces.
    • Indigenous veterans – Commemorating Indigenous peoples’ contributions to the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War and during the post-war years. 
    • Indigenous Veterans Day – Honouring the important contributions made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis veterans in service to Canada.

    The AiM Indigenous Engagement department plays a critical role in successful energy development by providing our clients with a specialized team whose focus is grounded on cultural understanding, respect and mutual trust. We facilitate productive working relationships in support of our clients, while respecting the rights of Indigenous communities.

    AiM Indigenous Engagement offers a commitment to establishing a consultation process that will lead to long-term relationships. Our extensive experience provides us the ability to guide both parties through a variety of diverse issues while facilitating Application and Permitting. Successful engagement requires an open and transparent approach.

    To learn more reach out to Lane Boisjoli, Vice President | Email: | Direct: 403-648-5401 OR Lindsay Beston, PM – Indigenous Engagement | Email: | Direct: 403-648-5428

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    AIM-Land Circle R2
    Lane Boisjoli
    Vice President
    Lindsay-Beston-Indigenous-PM-AiM Land
    PM – Indigenous Engagement
    AiM Land Services