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Indigenous History Month

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month, a time for Indigenous Peoples to celebrate their history in the spirit of pride and preservation. We invite community members to recognize the rich heritage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada through a variety of programs and recommended titles.

Programs and Events

June 10: Mohawk Storytime
Listen and learn with Kanyen’kéha (Mohawk) storyteller Otsistohkwí:yo Eliott, as she shares stories about animals and gardening.

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June 14: Ancestral Voices Series
Contemporary Indigenous Storytelling with Drew Hayden Taylor

Expand your understanding of Indigenous storytelling traditions and literature in this virtual author visit with award-winning Ojibway playwright, journalist, writer, filmmaker, and stand-up comedian, Drew Hayden Taylor.


June 17: Smudge Feather Workshop
Working with feathers respectfully gathered from Indigenous hunters, learn to wrap and decorate our own smudge feathers. Following the workshop, participants are invited to join us in for a smudge ceremony in the newly planted medicine garden. Offered by Odeiwin. 

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Recommended Reads

See featured books below with Indigenous art and culture themes from our catalogue, or browse through our digital collections on Overdrive for related Adult and YA titles, and Kids titles.