Indigenous Advisory Council

We would like to acknowledge that the City of Thunder Bay has been built on the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. We would also like to recognize the contributions made to our community by the Métis people.

The role of the Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) is to serve as advisors to the Thunder Bay Public Library.

Join us as we help guide and support the Library's ongoing decolonization and reconciliation efforts through meaningful discussion at IAC consultation meetings. Together we strive to create inclusive community hubs.

It is never too late to join and be a part of the new and exciting changes happening @yourLibrary. We are always happy to welcome new members.

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INDIGENOUS ADVISORY COUNCIL (IAC) MEETINGS:

Wednesday evenings

June 6
Waverley Resource Library
Auditorium
4:30 pm

 

June 27
Waverley Resource Library
Auditorium
4:30 pm

 

July 18
Brodie Resource Library
Study Room
5:30 pm

 

August 22
Brodie Resource Library
Study Room
5:30 pm

 


Sharing & Teachings Circles

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The circle has a place for all members of our community to come and listen, learn and share. It is an excellent introduction into the Indigenous worldview and serves as a learning tool for all to gain broader knowledge and understanding.

Storytelling is about knowledge sharing, teaching, relating and connecting to a time and place outside of our physical realm. Traditionally, the stories that held deeper and spiritual meaning are only shared during a specific time of year – the winter season. The Anishnaabe peoples still hold onto this belief and carry on this tradition.

Sharing and storytelling circles are essential to ensuring that the Indigenous cultural beliefs, values and traditions continue to be passed down to generation to generation. Circles bring people together while connecting us all on a deeper and spiritual level.

 

*Circles open with a smudge and prayer*

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SHARED TEACHINGS:

July 24
Brodie Resource Library
Story Hour Room
6 pm

 

August 21
Brodie Resource Library
Story Hour Room
6 pm


For more information, contact Robyn Medicine by email at tbpl%23ca|rmedicine

Miigwetch!