Indigenous Peoples' community hub
North Vancouver City Library is grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Coast Salish Peoples including the Territories of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation.
One of City Library's priorities is to honour Indigenous perspectives and practices in library services and programs. We do that in part through our growing collections and programming to help our community learn and grow together.
Truth & reconciliation
Start your learning about truth and reconciliation with these important readings:
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Specially curated selections from our librarians
Regularly updated lists of books, magazines and movies organized by theme. These include physical items you can borrow from the library and digital items you can enjoy on your devices at home or on the go. Click on a book to learn more or choose your preferred format.
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Aboriginal Education by the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
Learning First Peoples: Classroom resources by the First Nations Education Steering Committee
Indigenous education resource inventory (PDF) by the British Columbia Ministry of Education, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the Métis Nation British Columbia
Indigenous education resources by BC’s Curriculum
Workshops & webinars
Indigenous Canada by the University of Alberta
Reconciliation Dialogue Workshop by Reconciliation Canada
Cultural safety and cultural humility by the First Nations Health Authority
Workshops on aboriginal education by the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
San’yas anti-racism Indigenous cultural safety training program by the Indigenous Health Department at the Provincial Health Services Authority
Nahanee Creative by Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee
Building better relationships: A reconciliation toolkit (PDF) by Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
16 Resources to help settlers understand and advance Indigenous reconciliation by Career Wise from the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling
Community action toolkits by Reconciliation Canada