National Indigenous History Month at HHPL

Posted On Tuesday May 31, 2022

National Indigenous History Month is a time to honour the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and recognize the strength and resilience of these communities.

The month of June is a time of sharing and recognition for Indigenous communities throughout the month culminating with National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. This day was selected in conjunction with Indigenous communities to take place around the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year and is the time many communities gather.

Here in Halton Hills, your local library invites you to join in these great resources and programs:

Your Library has a variety of books, videos and resources by Indigenous authors and creators. Borrow these great resources and learn something new or discover a new and exciting author! Visit our online catalogue to view all the resources.

The Moccasin Identifier
Join us to recognize Indigenous heritage and culture by using stencils to create temporary paintings based on drawings of historical moccasins of the Anishanaabe, Huron-Wendat, Seneca and Cree. This drop-in program is offered at the Acton and Georgetown Branches and is for all ages. Please come prepared to paint. Visit our website calendar for more information and dates and times for each branch.

Join HHPL for an engaging family Storywalk at the Georgetown Farmers Market and the Acton Branch of HHPL. We will be featuring The Raven’s Feast by Kung Jaadee. Families can walk from sign to sign, read a story, and view the incredible images that accompany each scene. Visit our website calendar to view the dates, and times.

Equity & Diversity Book Club
Join the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable for this inclusive book club that invites members of the community to explore diverse titles and encourages thought-provoking conversations. This month we will discuss Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance by Jesse Wente. Visit our website calendar to learn more and register.

Halton Hills Lectures
Visit our YouTube channel to view Lectures from Indigenous authors Michelle Good and the late Harold R. Johnson, as well as the lecture We Are Still Here – The Mississaugas of the Credit, hosted by Darin Wybenga. Visit our YouTube page to view these engaging lectures.

Read Woke
Learn more about Read Woke and the movement that helps to inspire, amplify, and uplift through the reading and writing of a wide range of diverse authors and creators. Visit our Read Woke website page to learn more and then click on The Read Woke Challenge to choose books and resources from First Nations, Inuit & Metis voices. We have something for everyone of any age.

Book Club Sets
Borrow book sets on titles by Indigenous authors to use in your book club or classroom. These provide opportunities to have conversations and discussions on important topics. Ask at a service desk for more information.

Visit HHPL’s website page to learn more about our programs, collections and services recognizing this month. To see what’s happening across Halton Hills, please visit the Town of Halton Hill’s website.