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Indigenous collection & resources

The 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 (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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.

Nonfiction collection 

The library’s nonfiction Indigenous collection is located on the third floor in Row 1 (near the elevators). The focus of the collection is the history, material culture and languages of Indigenous Peoples on the North Shore, in British Columbia and Canada.

Fiction titles are located throughout the library in the children’s, teen and adult sections.

If you have a title you’d like to see added to these collections, please fill out a request form. Requests can also be made in person at any service desk.

Resources for residential school survivors & their families

Learn more

Talking to children about residential schools

Accounts from residential schools

 Taking action

Additional resources

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