The Library is offering a number of ways to support community members in marking Indigenous History Month, a time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience, and diversity of Indigenous Peoples.
Patrons are also invited to make a heart for the Library’s Heart Garden to honour the children lost to the Residential School system. Materials will be available in the Main Hall from May 31 to June 8.
Indigenous History Month events in June:
- Tech Talk: Podcasting with Aaron Pete, Host of the Bigger Than Me Podcast
- Thursday, June 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Movie Matinee: Ever Deadly
- Saturday, June 10, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
- Indigenous Storytelling by Ta Síiy̓uxwa tl’a Sḵwx̱wú7meshulh (The Elders of the Squamish People)
- An Evening with Angela Sterritt hosted by Candis Callison
- Friday, June 16, 7 – 8:15 p.m.
- Movie Matinee: Wildhood
- Saturday, June 17, 2 – 4 p.m.
- North Shore Jazz Series: Charly Lowry
- Friday, June 23, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Online resources we recommend:
Curated reading lists to explore:
- For Kindergarten – Grade 2 readers
- For Grade 3 – 5 Readers
- For Grade 6 – 12 Readers
- For Adults
- Ebooks and downloadable audiobooks for adults (access limited to West Vancouver residents, students, and business owners)
- Ebooks and downloadable audiobooks for kids (access limited to West Vancouver residents, students, and business owners)
- Films to stream on Kanopy (access limited to West Vancouver residents, students, and business owners)
The fall of 2017 marked the beginning of the Library’s Honouring Reconciliation program to honour the experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, facilitate learning, and promote understanding of our shared history. This initiative was made possible by a Canada 150 grant from the West Vancouver Community Foundation.