June is Indigenous History Month


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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. 

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Amplifying Indigenous Voices with David A. Robertson
Wednesday June 5 
Central Library

Attend a reading and conversation with author David A. Robertson, whose books When We Were Alone and On the Trapline won the Governor General's Literary Award in 2017 and 2021 respectively. 

In Conversation with Jeffrey Luscombe
Thursday June 27

Attend a live reading and conversation with author Jeffrey Luscombe, who discusses his new book, To Refrain From Embracing

Children's Puppet Theatre
Friday June 28
Red Hill

A retelling of the story of how the turtle carries our world on her back and how the tiny muskrat succeeds in giving us the greatest gift of all: a place to call home, Turtle Island. Presented by Rabbit and Bear Paws.

National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21
Friday June 21
Central Library

James N. Wilson performs in Central Library’s Hamilton Room to bring the community together in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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


Indigenous History Book List

More Resources from the Government of Canada  

National Indigenous History Month   

Indigenous Arts, Culture and Heritage  

Indigenous Peoples and Communities  

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