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National Indigenous History Month is a time to recognize, learn about and celebrate the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. This month, and ahead of Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, we invite you to take the opportunity to learn more about the history of Indigenous Peoples.

Indigenous commitment

For over 30 years, Continuing Studies at UVic has been offering programming to support Indigenous learners and communities. This includes working in partnership for over 30 years with the En’owkin Centre, an Indigenous post-secondary institution in Penticton BC, to deliver culturally relevant educational opportunities. Additionally, there are numerous partnerships with Indigenous organizations and communities across Turtle Island for the delivery of adult learning opportunities in Indigenous language revitalization and other community and professional programs.

Indigenous focused programs and courses

Continuing Studies at UVic is committed to supporting the needs and perspectives of Indigenous learners and communities by offering accessible and culturally appropriate learning opportunities.

Currently, our offerings include the Certificate in Indigenous Language Revitalization, Foundations in Indigenous Fine Arts and Indigenous Cultural Stewardship programs.

Upcoming programs include Indigenous Language Documentation and Shxun’utun Sul’hween - Footprints of the Ancestors: Pathways to Reconciliation.

Take the opportunity to increase your own knowledge and contribute to the reconciliation process by registering for our upcoming introductory course, Responsibilities and Reciprocity in the Place You are Now. This course focuses on local lands and Coast Salish protocols, emphasizing the connections between land, water and people.

Sign up for our e-news and stay up-to-date on new and upcoming course listings to continue your learning journey.

Events and resources

Learn more about the history of Indigenous Peoples through the many resources, stories and events supported by UVic.


  • Posted June 14, 2023