Indigenous Advisory Council

We 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 also 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 @ your Library. We are always happy to welcome new and returning members.

image Everyone is welcome & No registration required!


Tuesday evenings at 6 pm - 7:30 pm

September 10, 2019
Waverley Auditorium

October 1, 2019
Brodie Story Hour Room

November 5, 2019
Waverley Auditorium

December 3, 2019
Brodie Story Hour Room


Sharing & Storytelling Circles



The circle provides a safe space 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 Anishnaabeg (Ojibwe 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 from generation to generation. Circles bring people together while connecting us all on a deeper and spiritual level.


*Circles open with a smudge and prayer*




Tuesday evenings at Brodie Story Hour Room 6 pm

November 12


December 17

Circles open with a smudge and prayer

For more information, contact Robyn M by email at

Miigwetch / Thank you