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.

Borrow the book now!

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:

Snotty Nose Rez Kids CDs at NWPL

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/