Indigenous Advisory Council

All library locations are closed indefinitely due to health concerns related to the coronavirus. Please email for more information.


The role of the Indigenous Advisory 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 Advisory 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 guide and support the Library's ongoing decolonization and reconciliation efforts through meaningful discussion at IAC consultation meetings.




Email for more information including future meeting dates.

Miigwetch / Thank you

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.