The Library will be celebrating the culture and traditions of Indigenous communities with a wide range of programs, exhibits, special guests and more!
Alayna Manyguns, Indigenous Service Lead at Calgary Public Library joined Windspeaker Radio to promote Indigenous History Month
Highlights throughout the month include:
Kickoff event on June 3 at Central Library
Monday, June 3rd at 10:00 am
• Grand Entry - Traditional Dancers
• Traditional Powwow Drummers
• Opening Prayer
• Variety of Dance demonstrations, including World Champion Chicken Dancer Sheldon Scalplock
• Importance of Language - Indigenous Youth speech
• Traditional naming ceremony for Individual - Jared Tailfeathers
• Presentation on Indian Residential School - Ruth Scalplock
Free Traditional Food testers for first 200 people - Dried meat, Pemmican, Cracklins, Saskatoon berries, Mini fried bread, mint tea 🍵
- Indigenous art exhibits at select locations
- Rozsa Arts at the Library, a new program welcoming Chantal Chagnon as the inaugural artist
- Indigenous Drumming Circle with Cree8 at Memorial Park Library
- Innaihtsiiyi (Treaty) documentary and discussion, in partnership with The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society
- Blackfoot Family Storytime, a new family program led by a Blackfoot language speaker and Elder, at Forest Lawn Library
- A photographic exhibition at Central Library on the traditional extreme sport of Indian Relay
- Ahomapénî: Relations And Rez Dogs, a screening of the first full-length documentary created by the Nakoda Audio Visual Club
It’s sure to be an exciting month of cross-cultural learning opportunities, with something for everyone.
All programs are free with a Calgary Public Library card and open to all residents of Calgary and surrounding Indigenous communities.
For more information, please visit www.calgarylibrary.ca/