Indigenous Advisory Group

Our purpose is to provide everyone with an opportunity to join our open discussions while brainstorming new and create ways in which TBPL can better serve and meet the needs of the Indigenous community in Thunder Bay. 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 and friends.

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INDIGENOUS ADVISORY GROUP MEETINGS:

WEDNESDAY evenings 5:30 pm - 7 pm

August 30
Waverley Resource Library
Ground Floor Learning Space

September 13
Waverley Resource Library
Auditorium

October 4
Waverley Resource Library
Auditorium

October 18
Brodie Resource Library

Story Hour Room

November 1
Waverley Resource Library
Auditorium

November 29
Brodie Resource Library
Story Hour Room

December 13
Brodie Resource Library
Sotry Hour Room

 


Sharing & Storytelling 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.

Indigenous Youth, Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers are encouraged to attend!  

 

*Circles open with a smudge and prayer*

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SHARING CIRCLES:

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6 PM

September 6 - Cancelled for Full Moon Memory Walk
Brodie Resource Library
Story Hour Room

September 20
Brodie Resource Library

Story Hour Room 


STORYTELLING CIRCLE:

In anticipation of the storytelling season, TBPL and Confederation College will be partnering to bring you Storytelling on the Land. The College's Negahneewin Student Services department and APIWIN have generously offered to provide their outdoor space located on the near the Shuniah Building on the Thunder Bay Campus. Come and enjoy roasted hot dogs and marshallows before the storytelling circle begins inside the beautiful teepee. Please dress appropriately. Feel free to bring a blanket.

October 11 & October 25 - 6 PM
Confederation College Teepee


STORYTELLING CIRCLES CONTINUED:

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6 PM

November 15
Brodie Resource Library
Story Hour Room

December 6
Waverley Resource Library
Auditorium

December 20
Brodie Resource Library
Story Hour Room

 

For more information, contact Robyn L. Medicine by email at tbpl%23ca|rmedicine or call 355-4594

 Miigwetch!