Twitter Canada Recognizes Indigenous History Month 2021
National Indigenous History Month (#IndigenousHistoryMonth) is recognized each June in Canada and stands as an important tribute to the heritage and diversity of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities.
1/6: June is National Indigenous History Month! We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the heritage, beauty and diversity of #FirstNations, #Métis & #Inuit peoples! ❤️#NationalIndigenousHistoryMonth #IndigenousHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/IhGjqA0I7R
— National Association of Friendship Centres (@NAFC_ANCA)
To celebrate the month, Twitter’s official Indigenous History Month emoji brings extra colour to #IndigenousHistoryMonth conversations.
Designed by Chippewa/Potawatomi artist and member of the Rama First Nation Chief Lady Bird (@chiefladybird), the emoji unlocks any time you send one of several Indigenous hashtags.
Additionally, Twitter is also offering a space where Indigenous experiences can be shared, discussed, and highlighted in real time.
“We have invested in tools and features to add value for these audiences. This includes features like the 2021 Canadian Census prompt we debuted in May of this year, available in 14 languages including seven Indigenous languages: Inuktitut (Nunavut), Ojibway, Inuktitut (Nunavik), Oji-Cree, Plains Cree, Dene, and Atikamekw.”
You can follow key Twitter accounts, hashtags, and topics to stay informed and engaged. More information can be found at this link.