Commemorative date promotional resources

To commemorate events like National Indigenous History Month, National Indigenous Peoples Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Government of Canada is offering a number of free promotional resources for public use.

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When using or reproducing any promotional content below, the visuals must not be changed. It is recommended that in the below designs the graphics and accompanying text remain intact.

Description of visuals

Learn more about the imagery used in our National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day products:

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2021

Among the various visual elements illustrating Indigenous cultures, the circle is at the center which represents being together in spirit of reconciliation. The orange colour represents truth-telling and healing. The pathway represents the road to the reconciliation. First Nations, Inuit and Métis are represented in the image.

Description of the three icons

  • The eagle to represent First Nations peoples
  • The narwhal to represent Inuit
  • The beaded flower to represent Métis peoples

National Indigenous History Month

Among the various visual elements illustrating Indigenous cultures, the sun (the summer solstice) is at the center, which is at the heart of the festivities. First Nations, Inuit and Métis, as well as the four elements of nature (earth, water, fire and air) are represented in the image and shown opposite. The entire visual is supported by multicolored smoke* reminding us of Indigenous spiritualities but also the colors of the rainbow – a symbol of inclusion and diversity of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and their members.

*Smoke is used in different ways by all three Indigenous groups in Canada. Whether it is to smoke fish and meat, to burn sage and tobacco or for sacred ceremonies or celebrations, it is a significant symbol in Indigenous cultures.

Description of the three icons

  • The eagle to represent First Nations peoples
  • The narwhal to represent Inuit
  • The violin to represent Métis peoples

Posters

Commemorative posters for each date are available for download and use in PDF and JPG format. The banners can be used:

  • on social media
  • to assist in the planning of activities that require the production of other promotional activities or items
PDF Version
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
National Indigenous History Month banners
National Indigenous Peoples Day banners

National Indigenous Peoples Day activity guide

The Celebrating Indigenous Peoples in Canada activity guide has trivia, games and crafts for kids, including a:

Print resources

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, commemorative event print products are not available. A host of virtual resources are available on our Begin Your Learning Journey page.

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