June is National Indigenous History Month
Curated Reading Selections
Join us in celebrating National Indigenous History Month as we honour the divers cultures and rich contributions of Indigenous People.
Enjoy the book recommendation lists that celebrate and amplify Indigenous voices:
For additional resources, please see the Government of Canada’s National Indigenous History Month page.
Week of June 20th-27th – Lee Maracle’s My Conversations with Canadians
This week we highlight Lee Maracle’s, My Conversations with Canadians. In essays that are both conversational and direct, Maracle explores her own history while reimagining the future of our nation.
Week of June 13th-19th – Snotty Nose Rez Kids
This week we highlight the music of the Snotty Nose Rez Kids, a Vancouver-based hip-hop duo of Haisla descent. Discover their high-energy beats here:
Week of June 6th-12th – A Tribe of One
If you live in New Westminster you will want to watch A Tribe of One from which you will learn about Chief Rhonda Larrabee’s journey in discovering her roots and the subsequent work to revitalize the Qayqayt First Nations.
Borrow the film: https://newwestminster.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S33C565067
Stream it from the National Film Board: https://www.nfb.ca/film/tribe-of-one/