First Nations Public Library Week 2021

Posted On Tuesday October 05, 2021

This year celebrates the 21st year since the start of First Nations Public Library Week in Canada. Between October 4 – 8, Halton Hills Public Library (HHPL) invites the community to learn more and celebrate Indigenous Peoples. Join us on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) for Indigenous movers and shakers, programs and event listings, as well as great book recommendations throughout the week.

For 2021 HHPL is featuring:

Collections
Borrow books and resources in our collection created by Indigenous authors and creators. Visit HHPL’s online catalogue.

The Orange Shirt Story
Phyllis Webstad shares the story behind Orange Shirt Day when orange is worn to honour residential school survivors. October 22 at 7:30 p.m. Visit our online calendar to learn more and register.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)
Grandmothers Voice considers the legacy we will leave for those who come after us and how education will help prevent violence and keep indigenous women and girls safe. October 27 at 7:30 p.m. Visit our online calendar to learn more and register.

Moccasin Identifier
Join us throughout October and create a visual reminder to recognize and honour Indigenous heritage and culture. Acton Branch: October 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Georgetown Branch: October 17 and 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more on our Exploring Indigenous Roots webpage.

Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane Author Talk
Author Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane discusses powwow culture in North America and talks about her new book Powwow. October 7 at 7:30 p.m. Visit our online calendar to learn more and register.

Harold R. Johnson Author Talk
Cree author Harold R. Johnson discusses his books, his writing process and more. Learn about his latest book The Bjorkan Sagas. October 13 at 7:30 p.m. Visit our online calendar to learn more and register.

Film Screening and Discussion
Join us for Birth of a Family with Betty Ann Adams. Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard. October 20 at 7 p.m. Visit our online calendar to learn more and register.

Read Woke
Take part in the Read Woke Challenge! For every diverse book read and documented in Beanstack, you will receive a badge toward your goal. This month choose from a selection of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis titles. Learn something new and challenge opinions and views. Visit our Read Woke webpage to learn more.

REDress Project
The REDress Project honours MMIWG2S+ Sisters in Spirit and brings community together to collectively stand together to protect our Women, Girls, Children and Gender Diverse relatives. Stop by the Georgetown and Acton branches to learn more. Display is available from October 4 to November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

To learn more, visit our Exploring Indigenous Roots webpage and our online calendar for more programs and events.