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Year of Indigenous Languages Year of Indigenous Languages

The UN has declared 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages. View Library programming, resources and book titles that recognize this event.
The UN has declared 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages. View Library programming, resources and book titles that recognize this event.
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Call for Indigenous Placemaking Artists Call for Indigenous Placemaking Artists

The Library is accepting applications for artists and an artist selection committee for Indigenous Placemaking.
The Library is accepting applications for artists and an artist selection committee for Indigenous Placemaking.
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Indigenous Eats Indigenous Eats

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Delicious recipes to try out at home created by Indigenous chefs across Turtle Island.
Delicious recipes to try out at home created by Indigenous chefs across Turtle Island.
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Elders' Guidance Circle Elders' Guidance Circle

Elders are available daily to speak with anyone in this space at Central Library. The schedule is updated on a regular basis.
Elders are available daily to speak with anyone in this space at Central Library. The schedule is updated on a regular basis.
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Indigenous Feminism Indigenous Feminism

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Books about empowering Indigenous women through writings about feminism, decolonization, reclaiming identity, and sovereignty.
Books about empowering Indigenous women through writings about feminism, decolonization, reclaiming identity, and sovereignty.
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Two Spirit and Indigiqueer Literature Two Spirit and Indigiqueer Literature

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Tune into the love, life, history, and perspectives from the Two Spirit and Indigiqueer communities.
Tune into the love, life, history, and perspectives from the Two Spirit and Indigiqueer communities.
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Call for Indigenous Ambassadors Call for Indigenous Ambassadors

The Library invites expressions of interest from the Indigenous community, to share their expertise on a wide range of topics.
The Library invites expressions of interest from the Indigenous community, to share their expertise on a wide range of topics.
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If You Liked ... Heart Berries If You Liked ... Heart Berries

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Terese Mailhot will be at Central Library on Feb. 9. Explore these other books of personal journeys while you wait for your hold to come in.
Terese Mailhot will be at Central Library on Feb. 9. Explore these other books of personal journeys while you wait for your hold to come in.
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Indigenous Languages Resource Centre Indigenous Languages Resource Centre

Programming will help protect, preserve, and promote Indigenous culture, thanks to $1 million in funding from the Government of Alberta.
Programming will help protect, preserve, and promote Indigenous culture, thanks to $1 million in funding from the Government of Alberta.
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Indigenous Placemaking Installations Indigenous Placemaking Installations

Find out more about the installations throughout Central Library, created by six Indigenous from or with a connection to Treaty 7.
Find out more about the installations throughout Central Library, created by six Indigenous from or with a connection to Treaty 7.
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Indigenous Language Revitalization Indigenous Language Revitalization

Three beginner camps in Blackfoot, Cree, and Michif, the language of the Métis people, are being offered this fall.
Three beginner camps in Blackfoot, Cree, and Michif, the language of the Métis people, are being offered this fall.
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Orange Shirt Day Orange Shirt Day

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People all over the city will be wearing orange shirts on October 1st to raise awareness about residential schools and promote…
People all over the city will be wearing orange shirts on October 1st to raise awareness about residential schools and promote…
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Remember the Children Remember the Children

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Every child matters. Show your support for residential school survivors by wearing your orange shirt on September 30.
Every child matters. Show your support for residential school survivors by wearing your orange shirt on September 30.
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Michelle Robinson's Library Story Michelle Robinson's Library Story

By Calgarylibrary
Michelle Robinson started an Indigenous-focused book club at Forest Lawn Library, inspired by the government's #IndigenousReads initiative.
Michelle Robinson started an Indigenous-focused book club at Forest Lawn Library, inspired by the government's #IndigenousReads initiative.
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Indigenous Placemaking Artists Announced Indigenous Placemaking Artists Announced

Collaborative works by six Indigenous artists — all from, or with a connection to Treaty 7 — will define spaces in Central Library.
Collaborative works by six Indigenous artists — all from, or with a connection to Treaty 7 — will define spaces in Central Library.
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