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Indigenous Peoples Day

Kitchener Public Library is situated on land that is the traditional home of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-deh-no-show-nee), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-nah-bay) and Neutral People. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions Indigenous peoples have made in shaping and strengthening this community. We are grateful for the opportunity to meet here and re-affirm our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our community. 

In honour and recognition of June 21st, National Indigenous Peoples Day, our galleries this month highlight Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer stories, Indigenous cooking and culture, and accounts of modern Indigenous identity.   

Indigenous Artists to Discover

This June, take the opportunity to discover new Indigenous musicians to listen to all year round. This playlist features a variety of genres, and a range of incredible artists such as Buffy Saint-Marie, The Halluci Nation (formerly A Tribe Called Red), Willie Dunn and more!