June is a month recognized as Pride and Indigenous History Month in Canada. In 1979, The first Pride Celebrations in Canada took place in Montreal and Vancouver and June was officially declared National Indigenous History Month in 2009. Both of these movements are intended to celebrate these communities’ unique culture, diversity, history, contributions, and achievements.
June 21st is also National Indigenous Peoples Day, a movement that started in 1996. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
At Florists Supply, we value diversity and acknowledge that this month is intended to be a vital component in recognizing 2SLGBTQI+ and Indigenous communities’ experiences and contributions to our society. We are taking steps to educate, reflect, and celebrate both communities’ history and achievements.
We invite our employees and others to support these communities by browsing the directories below and considering shopping at queer and Indigenous-owned businesses:
Pride Business Directories:
Manitoba Rainbow Directory: https://rainbowresourcecentre.org/files/Rainbow-Directory-V02.pdf
Indigenous Business Directories:
Federal Government Indigenous Business Directory: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/rea-ibd
Canadain Council for Aboriginal Business Directory: https://www.ccab.com/national-indigenous-business-directory/
More Indigenous Directories specific to your province can be found on your provincial government’s website.
We also invite our employees and others to educate themselves on queer and Indigenous experiences, history, contributions, and achievements with the resources below.
Fierte Canada Pride: https://fiertecanadapride.org/
Pride at Work: https://prideatwork.ca/
LGBTQ2 Secretariat: https://women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en/free-to-be-me.html
Out Saskatoon: https://www.outsaskatoon.ca/
Indigenous Corporate Training INC: https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/national-indigenous-history-month
University of Winnipeg – Indigenous Insights: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/indigenous-insights/
48 Books to Read by Indigenous Writers to Understand Residential Schools: https://www.cbc.ca/books/48-books-by-indigenous-writers-to-read-to-understand-residential-schools-1.6056204
Learn how to properly acknowledge the land we live on: https://www.whose.land/en/