Canada 150 Project to Develop an Indigenous-Led Educational Tool
“There is no relationship more important to our government than the one with Indigenous Peoples. That is why we are pleased to support the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and its partners in their initiative to provide Canadians with a new Indigenous educational resource. As we continue down the path of reconciliation, let’s work to ensure that the next 150 years are marked by respect, cooperation and partnership with Indigenous Peoples.”
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
“In recognition of Canada 150, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society has taken on a mission to allow Canadians to learn more about Indigenous Peoples. This new educational resource allows us to continue together on the path of reconciliation, to ensure that the next 150 years are filled with respect, trust and optimism.”
—The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
“It is our hope that this Atlas will help Canadians to build a better understanding of Indigenous Peoples, appreciate their contribution to building our great country, and ultimately begin the process of reconciliation.”
—John Geiger, Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
The main themes of the Government of Canada’s vision for Canada 150 are diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, the environment and youth.
The Canada 150 Fund was established in April 2015 and has a total budget of $200 million.
Through the Fund, the Government of Canada makes strategic investments in activities that support the vision of Canada 150 and encourage Canadians to participate directly.
For more information (media only), please contact:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
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