Indigenization at Calgary Public Library

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Queering Indigeneity & Film Screening Queering Indigeneity & Film Screening

May 11th | 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Memorial Park Library
In partnership with Fairy Tales, join us for stories by award-winning poet and author, Joshua Whitehead, followed by an award-winning...
In partnership with Fairy Tales, join us for stories by award-winning poet and author, Joshua Whitehead, followed by an award-winning...
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Reconciliation at the Library Reconciliation at the Library

By Calgarylibrary
For years, a gold framed photograph lay in a drawer in Central Library’s Local History workroom. 
For years, a gold framed photograph lay in a drawer in Central Library’s Local History workroom. 
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Story as Medicine with David Bouchard Story as Medicine with David Bouchard

May 3rd | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
Métis author and literacy champion David Bouchard’s powerful presentation looks at how our stories can heal and connect us as a community.
Métis author and literacy champion David Bouchard’s powerful presentation looks at how our stories can heal and connect us as a community.
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Live Art with Ian and Samuel Live Art with Ian and Samuel

Central Library
Join artists Ian and Samuel every Tuesday for live art demonstrations.
Join artists Ian and Samuel every Tuesday for live art demonstrations.
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Indigenous Reading List for Kids Indigenous Reading List for Kids

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Discover culture, stories, inventions, history, and more in these titles for children by Indigenous authors.
Discover culture, stories, inventions, history, and more in these titles for children by Indigenous authors.
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Indigenous Reading List: Truth and… Indigenous Reading List: Truth and…

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These titles are a guide for readers seeking to learn more about reconciliation and Indigenous cultures in a broader context through…
These titles are a guide for readers seeking to learn more about reconciliation and Indigenous cultures in a broader context through…
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Vital Stories, Vital People Vital Stories, Vital People

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Thought-provoking films about Indigenous stories and peoples that showcase resistance, strength, and survival.
Thought-provoking films about Indigenous stories and peoples that showcase resistance, strength, and survival.
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Singing Truth to Power Singing Truth to Power

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Explore the powerful music of Indigenous Canadian musicians who are reclaiming their culture through music and song.
Explore the powerful music of Indigenous Canadian musicians who are reclaiming their culture through music and song.
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A Glimpse at Indigenization at Calgary… A Glimpse at Indigenization at Calgary…

By Calgarylibrary
Calgary Public Library welcomed its first Indigenous Service Design Lead, Teneya Gwin, in 2017. This new role focuses on Indigenous…
Calgary Public Library welcomed its first Indigenous Service Design Lead, Teneya Gwin, in 2017. This new role focuses on Indigenous…
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Indigenous Events at the Library in 2017 Indigenous Events at the Library in 2017

Learn more about the Indigenous events, exhibits, and programs we've hosted at the Library.
Learn more about the Indigenous events, exhibits, and programs we've hosted at the Library.
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The True Spirit and Original Intent of…

Learn about the history of Treaty 7 from interviews spanning decades with nearly 90 elders from Treaty 7 First Nations.
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Online Resource

Canadian Geographic on Flipster Canadian Geographic on Flipster

In Canadian Geographic's Indigenous issue, learn about the Indigenous languages of Canada, the tribal canoe journey, and much more.
In Canadian Geographic's Indigenous issue, learn about the Indigenous languages of Canada, the tribal canoe journey, and much more.
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Creation Lodge Gives Voice to Missing… Creation Lodge Gives Voice to Missing…

By Calgarylibrary
Over four frigid days in December, people gathered in the John Dutton Theatre at Central Library for Creation Lodge, listening as Elders…
Over four frigid days in December, people gathered in the John Dutton Theatre at Central Library for Creation Lodge, listening as Elders…
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Indigenous Content on Kanopy Indigenous Content on Kanopy

Find documentaries on a variety of topics including Indigenous rights, art, architecture and more.
Find documentaries on a variety of topics including Indigenous rights, art, architecture and more.
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KAIROS Blanket Exercise KAIROS Blanket Exercise

By Calgarylibrary
In fall of 2017, Calgary Public Library staff had the opportunity to participate in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise. The interactive learning…
In fall of 2017, Calgary Public Library staff had the opportunity to participate in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise. The interactive learning…
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