Indigenous Matters


The following resources have been shared by members of the OLA Indigenous Advisory Council

Indigenous Matters – Information Brief 2019 – prepared by members of the Ontario Library Association Indigenous Task Group

Truth and Reconciliation and Libraries

Truth and reconciliation Commission Calls to Action

Recognize September 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

When sharing resources and information pertaining to residential “schools”, promote and advertise the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) number: 1-800-721-0066

Treaties Recognition Week (Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Affairs) – Resources to support learning about treaties, treaty relationships, and treaty rights that shape Ontario.

Since 2000, First Nation Public Libraries have used one week of the year to raise awareness of their resources, services, programs and activities.  First Nations Public Library Week is celebrated the first week of October to coincide with Canadian Library Month.

Organized by the Ontario Library Service, First Nations Public Library Week is not only an opportunity to promote public library services but also to celebrate cultural uniqueness through creative library programming.

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