Honouring National Indigenous History Month

Community Activities for National Indigenous Peoples Day

by SaskMusic

June 18, 2024 in Industry News

National Indigenous History Month recognizes the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada. SaskMusic will acknowledge this month in various ways.


We are pleased to support National Indigenous History Month events taking place in Saskatchewan this June, including:

Additional events taking place include:

CBC: CBC is recognizing National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day with a broadcast, streaming, audio and digital lineup of original and special programming that showcases First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences. Click here for more on their highlighted programming.


nistam athisthiniwak osihchikīwiniwāwa

nistam athisthiniwak osihchikīwiniwāwa
First Peoples Creating


Our new playlist of recent releases are now live, celebrating Indigenous music artists with ties to Saskatchewan.

You can submit for inclusion here.

Listen to the playlist on Spotify here.
Listen to the playlist on YouTube here.


Watch our socials for featured tracks by Indigenous artists throughout the month! If you are an artist who has a recent or upcoming single or music video to promote, please let us know via this form.

Questions? Contact SaskMusic by email or call toll-free in Sask, 1-800-347-0676.

We are grateful to Knowledge-Keeper and educator Eleanor Hegland from Lac La Ronge for suggesting words from the Cree language with which to describe our artistic focus this month. nistam athisthiniwak osihchikīwiniwāwa (First Peoples Creating) will showcase creators from many styles of music.

We recognize there are many distinct and beautiful Indigenous languages spoken in Canada, many of which are endangered. "The Cree language has the largest speaker population of all of Canada’s First Nations languages with an estimated 75,000 speakers, including dialect groups ranging from Quebec to northeastern British Columbia and into the Northwest Territories. Approximately 20,000 of these speakers live in Saskatchewan, where Cree ranks second only to English as the most commonly spoken language of the home - Cree bands making up over half of the province’s seventy-four First Nations." - Indigenous Saskatchewan Encyclopedia 

Our nistam athisthiniwak osihchikīwiniwāwa graphics have been created by Gabrielle GirouxEncore Graphics.