Digital art of colourful mountains in front of a blue cloudy sky with a couple of conifers in the foreground

Indigenous Resources

Join us in honouring Indigenous People and Communities

By listening to stories, histories, and worldviews as told by Indigenous voices, we embrace opportunities for discovery, healing, reconciliation, and a future in which everyone can thrive. Learn about Indigenous People and Communities by picking up a book, watching a film or TV show, or listening to music by Indigenous artists and storytellers.  

Visit SPL to dig deeper into the immeasurable contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. 

*Banner image by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun (b. 1957), New Climate Landscape (Northwest Coast Climate Change), 2019, acrylic on canvas , 193 x 243.8 cm , Purchase 2020, BMO Financial Group, Image courtesy of Sarah Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 2020.10

Days of Significance

  • June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation / Orange Shirt Day
  • October 4: National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls & Gender Diverse People
  • November 1-30: Indigenous Disability Awareness Month
  • November 6-12: Treaties Recognition Week
  • November 8: National Aboriginal Veteran’s Day

Further Resources

Assembly of First Nations

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Métis National Council

Orange Shirt Society

Indigenous Canada - Free Online Course from University of Alberta

Moccasin Identifier Project

Woodland Cultural Centre - Brantford

National Inquiry - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples

Canadian Federation of Library Associations - Truth & Reconciliation Report