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National Aboriginal Month at Barbara Frum Library

June 9, 2014 | Loretta | Comments (0)

Since 2009, June has been recognized as Aboriginal History Month in Canada. Join the Toronto Public Library this month in celebrating the heritage and cultures of Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

The Barbara Frum Branch will be hosting Ojibway Storyteller, Aaron Bell, who will be sharing his gift of First Nations storytelling. In his own unique way, Aaron will be sharing stories and drumming for the young and old, in an unforgettable experience.

Ojibway Storyteller, Aaron Bell

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3rd floor, Auditorium

If you're looking for great reads by Aboriginal authors, here are some recommended reads:

Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing

SkinsSkins is a unique collection of short stories full of passion, warmth and humour. It reveals the rich diversity of styles and themes explored by critically acclaimed contemporary Indigenous writers in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. The voices in Skins are fresh and gritty, expressing a wealth of different cultural experiences and realities.





Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese 


By the celebrated author of Canada Reads Finalist Indian Horse, a stunning new novel that has all the timeless qualities of a classic, as it tells the universal story of a father/son struggle in a fresh, utterly memorable way, set in dramatic landscape of the BC Interior.





Red Wolf by Jennifer Dance

RedwolfLife is changing for Canada's Anishnaabek Nation and for the wolf packs that share their territory. In the late 1800s, both Native people and wolves are being forced from the land. Starving and lonely, an orphaned timber wolf is befriended by a boy named Red Wolf. But Red Wolf is forced to attend a residential school far from the life he knows, and the wolf is alone once more.





Let us know what you thought of these books, or, if you have any other book recommendations!



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