The Exploring Indigenous Roots program engages community members in conversations that promote respect, reciprocity, and reconciliation by providing an educational series of programs that engage in cross-cultural dialogue and shared experiences.

Register through our Events Calendar

Winter 2022 Series

Native Flutes

Author and educator David Bouchard shares the history and legends of Native Flutes while playing flutes from his personal collection.

We Are All Treaty People

Mary-Anne Kechego talks about the Two-Row Wampum Belt and Dish With One Spoon treaty covering southern Ontario to illustrate what treaties mean to Indigenous Nations.

Registration closes February 14.

An Evening with Raymond Mason

Ojibway activist and Elder Raymond Mason joins us to discuss the history of Canada’s residential and day school systems, and the impact the systems had on survivors.

Registration closes February 16 at 12:00pm.

The Impact of Residential Schools: Teaching and Sharing Circle

Tracey Whiteye shares her story as an Indigenous woman and second-generation residential school Survivor who fought to regain her culture and language through the healing of Indigenous ways of knowing.

Registration closes February 21.

The Orange Shirt Story

Phyllis Webstad shares the story behind Orange Shirt Day, when orange is worn to honour residential school survivors.

Registration closes February 28.

Medicine Wheel Teachings

Tina Stevens discusses how wholistic Indigenous worldviews are fundamental to the values and principles of the Anishinaabe ways of seeing, feeling, knowing, and doing.

Registration closes March 21.

 Past programs

Lectures and workshops
  • Moccasin Identifier - Create a visual reminder to recognize and honour Indigenous heritage and culture.
    • Georgetown Branch: Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 17 & 24.
    • Acton Branch: Sept. 29 & Oct. 13
  • Understanding Truth & Reconciliation: 94 Calls to Action - Grandmothers Voice will shine a light on education as a pathway to reconciliation for people of all ages 
    • September 29 at 7:30 PM 
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls - 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.
  • We Are Still Here: The Mississaugas Of the Credit - This presentation will provide a brief overview of the history of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and treaties relevant to Halton Region.
    • November 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Author talks
  • An Evening with Harold R. Johnson - Cree Author Harold R. Johnson discusses his books, his writing process and more 
    • October 13 at 7:30 PM 
  • An Evening with Alicia Elliott - Mohawk Author Alicia Elliott discusses her book A Mind Spread Out On The Ground, her writing process and more.
    • November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Film screenings and discussions
  • Our People Will Be Healed - Join us to discuss Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, Our People Will Be Healed. Film is available for streaming from September 8 – 22, 2021
    • September 22 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Birth of a Family - Betty Ann Adam joins us to discuss the film, Birth of a Family. Film is available for streaming from October 6 – 20, 2021
    • October 20 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Jordan River Anderson, the Messenger - Join us to discuss the story of Jordan River Anderson. Film is available for streaming from November 3 – 17, 2021
    • November 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit: 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.