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National Indigenous History Month

Vibrant watercolor splashes in yellow, orange, green, blue, and purple hues with a narwhal, an eagle, a moon, and the scroll of a violin integrated in. "National Indigenous History Month" is written to the left.

June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada.

Visit your local NVDPL for resources to learn more about Indigenous history, including books, films, and more.

Learning Kits & Games:

NVDPL offers a diverse collection of learning kits for all ages on a wide variety of topics! Borrow a Caring Community Kit centred on Indigenous voices and experiences. Each kit includes books and educational activities designed to enhance understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, and creators.

NVDPL also offers Puppet Kits featuring Indigenous titles for children, including “Otter Doesn’t Know” by Andrea Fritz, “Gifts from Raven” by Kung Jaadee, “Amik” by Sharon King, and more.

At any NVDPL branch, patrons can explore puzzles featuring Indigenous artwork or borrow a copy of the Walking in Good Relations board game. And coming later this month: Coast Salish Storytime Kits!

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Our libraries are located on the traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations. Their ancestors have lived here for countless generations. We are grateful for the opportunity to connect community, share knowledge and inspire stories on unceded Coast Salish Territory.


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