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Celebrate Indigenous History Month with CBC B.C.

Explore Indigenous history, diversity and experiences with special programming.

Explore Indigenous history, diversity and experiences with special programming

June is Indigenous History Month – a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada and an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities.

Commemorate the occasion with CBC's special programming and content on all platforms: radio, TV and online.

Listen to special National Indigenous Peoples Day programming on CBC Radio One:

CBC Vancouver's Angela Sterritt will host The Early Edition on September 30. (Farah Nosh)
  • CBC Vancouver's award-winning reporter Angela Sterritt joined host Stephen Quinn on The Early Edition for a special show featuring many stories reflecting strength, resistance and healing in local Indigenous communities. Listen to it here

  • BC Today host Michelle Eliot was joined by CBC Vancouver's Wawmeesh Hamilton and guest Glenn Jim who discussed language revitalization. Listen to it here

  • Victoria's morning show On The Island celebrated community and culture with Indigenous guests like Kwagiulth and Coast Salish artist and author Carey Newman (listen) and author Bob Joseph (listen). 

  • Vancouver's afternoon show On The Coast welcomed Indigenous guests like Nisga'a writer Jordan Abel (listen), scholar, author and pioneer in the advancement of Indigenous education, Professor Jo-ann Archibald (listen) and Ry Moran, one of the leading forces of reconciliation in Canada (listen). 

  • Northern B.C.'s morning radio show Daybreak North celebrated National Indigenous People's Day with birch-bark biting, language lessons and music from Northern B.C. Nations as well as an interview with CBC's Robert Doane about CBC's commitment to growing Indigenous coverage. Listen to it here

Watch programming on CBC Gem and CBC TV:

  • Visit CBC Gem for a collection of series, documentaries and films that honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples. 

  • The 2021 Indspire Awards celebrates Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement. Twelve First Nations, Inuit & Métis individuals are celebrated in the special presentation. Watch it on CBC Gem.

Follow these CBC Podcasts:

  • Listen to the CBC British Columbia original podcast Pieces, an exploration of one man's search to understand his Indigenous identity. 
  • Check out Telling our Twisted Histories, a new CBC podcast that explores Indigenous words that have been twisted by centuries of colonization. 

And read Indigenous stories, news and features on cbc.ca/bc.

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