OLA Indigenous Advisory Council


In 2015, OLA established the Indigenous Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to:

Develop an OLA strategy to strengthen First Nation Libraries in Ontario. This includes raising awareness about the opportunities and challenges of accessing library services for First Nation people.
Ensure communities are aware of funding opportunities and other supports to establish libraries on reserve.

The Commitee works collaboratively and strategically with other organizations across Ontario and Canada to encourage and strengthen libraries that provide library services to Indigenous populations.

Current Committee Membership

Feather Maracle, Six Nations Public Library (Chair)

Kathleen Peters, Beausoleil First Nation Public Library

Tiffany Miller, Confederation College

Carol Tyler

Angel Maracle, Chiefs of Ontario

Andrew Wiebe, University of Toronto

Cora Coady, University of Toronto

Melanie Mulcaster, Peel District School Board


Ex-Officio members

Shelagh Paterson, Ontario Library Association
Lily Kwok, Ontario Library Association

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