National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada takes place June 21

June 15, 2020

June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada — a day to recognize and celebrate the heritage and cultures of First Nations, Inuitand Métis Indigenous children have experienced, and still experience, the negative legacy of colonialism. But many Indigenous children remain resilient. While these numbers need to be improved, a recent survey of nearly 5,000 First Nations youth in Canada found that more than half reported having very good or excellent mental health. For more information, see Vol. 12, No. 2, page 5 of the Children’s Mental Health Research Quarterly.