National Indigenous History Month 2022

June 6, 2022 | Jamie

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June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. During this month, there is a spotlight on Indigenous cultures, histories, experiences and perspectives - and opportunities to reflect on the complicated, colonial history of Canada.

Below, I've gathered some things that you can do in the library - and in the community - this month!


What you can do at the library

Here's some of what you can do this month at our branches or online.

Borrow some of our materials

Attend programs at the library

This month we have a variety of programs available both in-branch and online! Please be sure to click on the listing and save your spot, as registration may be required to attend.

Consulting with the Ether
Consulting with the Ether
(in-branch exhibit)

This free exhibition places original artworks by students in 4th Year Indigenous Visual Culture courses at OCAD University alongside curated materials from Toronto Public Library's Special Collections. You can visit the exhibit until July 30, 2022 at the TD Gallery on the main floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

Lacrosse : Roots of the Game - It's a Medicine Game
Lacrosse: Roots of the Game - It's a Medicine Game (online program - no longer available)

Join Kevin Sandy on June 1 at 6:30pm as he presents the history of lacrosse, from the first game, to wooden stick teachings and more.

Intersections of Indigenous Environmental Justice and Climate Change
Intersections of Indigenous Environmental Justice & Climate Change

Join Deborah McGregor and fellow members of the Indigenous Environmental Project on June 9 at 6:30pm as they discuss concepts of environmental justice and Indigenous ways of thinking about our environment.

Ojibway / English Stories, Songs and Rhymes
Ojibway/English Stories, Songs & Rhymes

Join us at our Runnymede branch for stories, songs and rhymes in the Ojibway and English language for ages 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. Please note that this in-program has limited space and registration is required. Please call 416-393-7697 to register.

As Long as the Rivers Flow : Past , Present and Future of the Land Back Movement
As Long as the Rivers Flow: Past, Present and Future of the Land Back Movement

Join Rick Montour on June 14 at 6:30pm to learn about the Land Back Movement, how it came to be and its current objectives.

Indigenous Technologies Across Turtle Island
Indigenous Technologies Across Turtle Island

Join Alejandro Mayoral-Banos and Danielle Paradis of the Indigenous Friends Association on June 23 at 6:30pm as they talk about technologies used by Indigenous People across Turtle Island.

Indigenous Film Nights (two events)
Indigenous Film Nights

Join us at our Parliament Street branch on June 27 and 29 at 5:00pm as we screen four short documentaries exploring a range of Indigenous experiences in Canada.


What you can do outside of the library

This is just a small selection of events happening across the City this month. All events shared below are open to all to attend: