About IHHG

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres (FNCCEC) are proud to host the Indigenous History and Heritage Gathering (IHHG). This gathering, presented through the gracious support of Know History, is one of the many important events held during Indigenous History Month. It brings together diverse groups who are working to amplify the distinct stories of Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island.

The gathering will welcome members of Indigenous Nations as well as cultural professionals, academics, media, government employees, and anyone involved in researching Indigenous histories and presenting an inclusive story. Guided by addresses from Indigenous changemakers and visionaries, the conference is a space to examine the many ways that history has been used as a tool of colonialism and to envision a better path forward.

Delegates with experience preserving and sharing Indigenous histories will share their knowledge and experiences within four key thematic streams: Language and Culture, Residential and Day Schools, Historic Claims, and Place and Naming. Participants will see case studies of cutting-edge heritage projects and hear from experts on how to create meaningful projects that bring historical truths to the forefront.

About the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)

The NCTR derives its mandate from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and from the agreements under which the Centre was established and the records of Residential School Survivors first entrusted to its care. It is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations.

About the First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres (FNCCEC)

The FNCCEC is a national organization representing Cultural Education Centres across the country. In partnership with the Federal Government, the FNCCEC creates and delivers programs that support language revitalization, reconciliation and relationship-building between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

About Know History

Since 2011, Know History has had the privilege of working alongside Indigenous nations, policymakers, museums, and filmmakers to make history relevant. Our team of over 80 historians have authored expert reports, produced award wining documentaries, and created engaging museum exhibitions. Together we have conducted hundreds of thousands of hours of historical research and shared stories with countless Canadians.

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