Indigenous History Month

Post by Lori, Information Services staff.

June is National Indigenous History Month.  We have put together a sampling of books, movies you can stream, and music you can download featuring Indigenous authors, people and artists as well as some programs being offered by KPL.  

Territorial Acknowledgement 

A territorial acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Territories. Acknowledgement of the Traditional Territory upon which we all live is an important first step toward reconciliation. 

The Acknowledgement Used at KPL

As we gather, we are reminded that the library is situated on land that is the traditional home of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-deh-no-show-nee), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-nah-bay) and Neutral People. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions Indigenous peoples have made in shaping and strengthening this community. We are grateful for the opportunity to meet here and re-affirm our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our community.”

Territorial Acknowledgement, Kitchener Public Library

Use of Acknowledgement

The territorial acknowledgement will be used by the Library CEO or designate at the start of public meetings, celebrations, or other official events as deemed appropriate, and that are hosted or supported by Kitchener Public Library

The Path Ahead

We encourage others to continue their reconciliation journey by visiting the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). The NCTR is the permanent home for all statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. 

Adult Fiction

Adult Non-Fiction

Graphic Novels


High quality Canadian streaming content including DIY instructional videos, nature programs, and award-winning documentaries. 

The National Film Board

The National Film Board (NFB) produces and distributes Canadian films in English and French. The library has access to over 2,500 films through our CAMPUS subscription. CAMPUS titles can only be accessed from within the library.  All other NFB titles can be accessed both inside and outside the library. 

National Film Board: Indigenous Voices


Download or stream free music from popular artists and genres. You can download up to five songs per week, which are yours to keep! 

KPL Programs

Check out some of our upcoming virtual programs:

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