Western Libraries Celebrates Indigenous History Month

Published on June 01, 2021

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June marks a month-long celebration of Indigenous histories, culture, and Peoples, and Western Libraries invites you to take part in a special 30-day challenge created by Biindigen – Western’s Indigenous Learning Circle

With activities and challenges designed for people of all ages – even some for kids! – there’s a way for everyone to learn (and unlearn) about Indigeneity and the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

One of the first recommendations is to read a book by an Indigenous author. We have a collections guide that highlights some of the remarkable materials created by Indigenous writers, and encourage you to request one or more of these books to get you started on your own 30-day challenge this month.

Western students, faculty, and staff can also join an online event on June 22, to discuss what’s been learned throughout Indigenous History Month and how to incorporate this knowledge into practice and action.

Make sure to follow the #WesternUBiindigen hashtag on social media and WesternU_Indigenous on Instagram to stay in the know about everything happening this Indigenous History Month.