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Wendy from Community Engagement June 16, 2022, 10:55 PM

National Indigenous History Month 2022

National Indigenous History Month is time to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples, their histories, cultures and ways of life.

We’re excited to offer our community opportunities to experience and learn about Indigenous culture, and hope that this month’s offerings will lead to a deeper understanding of Indigenous Peoples, and their experiences and achievements.

Adult programs

Our online programs for adults cover variety of Indigenous cultural topics, including hands-on beading workshops using traditional techniques, Indigenous star stories and teachings, and Bannock making. Seats are still open for:

School programs

We’ve partnered with the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Network (EDIN) to host a series of online Indigenous-led programs for students and school groups, to acknowledge and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. 

Students will learn about First Nations Powwows, Métis Jigging, Indigenous Star Stories, Métis herbalism, and hear from Authors Wilfred Burton and Elaine McArthur about their works and experiences. 

National Indigenous People’s Day – Thursday, June 21

Join us for an in-person celebration at EDIN’s National Indigenous People’s Day community event on City Square Plaza, from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

This event is a great opportunity to experience Indigenous culture, entertainment, music, and dance, beginning with tipi raisings and a pipe ceremony. Métis jiggers and fiddlers and First Nation dancers and drummers will also be featured, along with activities for children, Indigenous craft sales and other opportunities to learn about Indigenous culture.

If you’re unable to attend community events or programs, I encourage you to take some time to explore the library’s Indigenous video content, reading lists and online resources – you can find it all on our reconciliation page

And don’t forget to show your support by downloading your National Indigenous History Month colouring page and placing it in your window!

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Wendy from Community Engagement

Natural habitat: On the land, walking trails and spending time with my family. Interesting habits: Spoiling my grandchildren, reading sci-fi and books by Indigenous voices.

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