National Indigenous Peoples Day takes place each year on 21 June each year, and is dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity, history, resilience, and culture of Indigenous Peoples. Over 1.8 million people in Canada identify as First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, each with unique traditions, cultures, and languages spoken. Click here to browse & reserve from MMPL’s tagged Indigenous authored & illustrated collection or visit your library branch to explore!

Much of Mississippi Mills Public Library’s local heritage collection has a historical colonial perspective. MMPL recognizes that local history collections need to be developed to recognize all peoples who live or have lived in the library’s community and territory. MMPL collections strive to reflect respect for, and reconciliation with, Indigenous people. MMPL continues to work towards addressing & meeting this goal.

This Mississippi Mills Public Library webpage and Mississippi Mills All My Relations website can lead you to many online indigenous learning resources. We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.

Author event at Almonte branch, Thurs., 27 June at 6:30pm

FREE event but registration is required: