Truth and Reconciliation: Events & Programs

Events and Programs

Join us as we partner with Indigenous voices in our community to share the art, culture and stories of our Indigenous community. 

Explore our upcoming programs in honour of Canada's National Day for Truth and Reconciliation below. 

The Canadian Library Project

The Canadian Library (TCL) is a grassroots art installation project that acts as a memorial to all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls (MMIWG) and Children. Their goal is to cover 8,000 books in Indigenous fabric as a testament to the lives lost. RHPL is proud to be selected as a site where the art installation may be seen during the month of September. Visit Central branch on Sept. 18 to see the exhibit during branch hours.

Legends of the Indigenous Harvest

Ages: Kids (6-12)

Join us for an engaging storytelling experience performed by Otsistohkwiyo Elliott. Learn about The Three Sisters and their importance to the Indigenous harvest in this virtual puppet show.

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Graphic Ojibwe Art Classes

Ages: Adults (teens welcome)

Learn graphic art fundamentals in this three-week workshop series with Potawatomi/Chippewa (Ojibwe) artist, Naomi Priscilla Peters. Materials provided. 

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Walk with Wenjack

Ages: Family

All are welcome to join us for a short walk to honour Cheney Wenjack and all that have been impacted by residential schools. This event is hosted by Circle of Friendship in partnership with The Downie-Wenjack Foundation with space provided by Richmond Hill Public Library.

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Honouring the Secret Path through ReconciliACTION

Ages: Family

Participate in an evening of education, discussion and creative projects in honor of Secret Path Week. Create banners, and engaging signs for participants to carry during the Walk for Wenjack.

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