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Celebrate Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage with free programs for all ages. Throughout the month of June, enjoy storytelling, lectures, musical performances, author talks, puppet shows and crafts at library branches across the city.

Featured Programs

WED JUN 7, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Visions of Turtle Island

Tribal Vision Dance presents a live multimedia performance with world champion singers and dancers in Powwow & Haudenosaunee styles.

THU JUN 8, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Anishinaabeg Art and Power

Discover the artistic evolution of one of the most diverse Indigenous communities in Canada with Arni Brownstone, assistant curator at the ROM.

Thu Jun 22, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Indigenous Voices Rising

This panel discussion celebrates the rise of indigenous storytelling into Canada's mainstream and analyses the challenges of being both culturally relevant and commercially viable.

For Adults and Teens

Learn about Oji-Cree syllabic writing systems, see films by renowned director Alanis Obomsawin, and meet Indigenous authors plus more for adults and teens.

For Kids and Families

From Inuit legends to First Nations traditions, enjoy storytelling, music, puppet shows and other fun activities for the whole family.

Coming in October

This October, celebrate excellence in Indigenous storytelling and literature at the Indigenous Writers Gathering and other programs at Library branches across the city. Stay tuned for more details.

Reading List

The Native Peoples Collection houses books, CDs, DVDs and language-learning kits, by and about the Native Peoples of North America.

Enjoy summer nights with one of these recommended reads featuring indigenous themes and writers.