Indigenous Action Council



The role of the Indigenous Action Council (IAC) is to serve as advisors to the Thunder Bay Public Library. Together we strive to create safe and inclusive community hubs.

The Indigenous Action Council was formed in 2016. Over the years, the IAC has contributed to the success of numerous projects and initiatives including:

  • Developing the TBPL's Relationship Building and Reconciliation action plan (2017),
  • Opening four Indigenous Knowledge Centres throughout the Library system (2018), and;
  • Hosting the Maawandoo'itiwin Language Gathering in celebration of 2019 UN's International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019)

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


IAC meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month in the Brodie Indigenous Knowledge Centre at 6 pm, unless it falls onto a holiday then it will be moved to the previous Tuesday.


For more information including future meeting dates, call Craig at 807-345-8275 ext. 7252 or email

Miigwetch / Thank you

Join at any time! Click here to complete the registration form online.


The Library also has a YOUth Action Council.

We acknowledge that the City of Thunder Bay has been built on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg 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.