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Celebrate 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 Program

THU, JUN 21, 7-8 PM

'Flipping the Lens': Reclaiming Indigenous Histories through Photograph

Writer Paul Seesequasis presents his popular social media project on the presentation, naming and re-telling of historical photographs of Indigenous communities across the Americas. With Wanda Nanibush, Curator, Indigenous Art, AGO.

For Adults and Teens

Learn about Ojibwe ceremonies, watch a performance by world champion Tribal Vision Dance and see award-winning documentaries 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 night with one of these recommended reads featuring indigenous themes and writers.

Upcoming Events

National Indigenous History Month: Medicine Bag Craft

Mon, Jun 25 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

June is National Indigenous History Month!...

In Jesus' Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne's Residential School

Mon, Jun 25 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

A film screening and Q+A with director Sue Enberg and St. Anne's Residential School su...

Indigenous Celebrations - The Murals at Old Mill

Mon, Jun 25 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Philip Cote will discuss the murals he painted at Old Mill, which illuminate, across 1...

Additional Resources

Indigenous Book Club Month Reading List - Recommended reading for adults.