June is Indigenous History Month

Spray paint type colourful art of a Narwhal, Eagle, and Base in front of a circle

Indigenous History Month at HPL 

June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Learn and celebrate with HPL’s collections, programs and events. 

National Indigenous Peoples Day Gathering – June 21

Hosted by the City of Hamilton's Indigenous Relations team, the National Indigenous Peoples Day Gathering on Central Library’s 4th Floor will bring together the community for an evening of food, knowledge sharing and celebration.  

Browse our Collection 

HPL’s catalogue features Indigenous reads for Adults, Kids, Teens and Early Years, as well as Staff Picks

Special Programs and a Noon Hour Concert Indigenous Month

Celebrate Indigenous music with a screening of Rumble, a documentary about the role of Indigenous people in popular music history (June 23) and a live drumming performance by Niwasa (June 27) and. June 21 Storytimes for kids will celebrate Indigenous authors and illustrators. 

Events and Initiatives Throughout Hamilton 

Other events in Hamilton include Indigenous Development Conference 2023 (June 23) and Soaring Spirit Powwow Festival (June 24 and 25). 

Mores Resources from the Government of Canada  

National Indigenous History Month   

Indigenous Arts, Culture and Heritage  

Indigenous Peoples and Communities