June marks National Indigenous History Month, which celebrates First Peoples, Inuit, and Métis communities who live on Turtle Island, the land we now call Canada.
In honour of this month, each week in June the JIBC Library, in collaboration with the Office of Indigenization, will promote one to two videos or podcasts created by Indigenous peoples and about Indigenous cultures and communities. You are invited to watch the videos on your own time and interact through small activities that accompany them. You are also invited to two Teams lunch chats on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 23 from 12:00-1:00 (look for an Outlook Calendar invite). These informal get togethers are an opportunity to connect with colleagues and the JIBC community, to discuss Indigenous history, the resources, or any other topics that come to mind over the course of the month.
On Monday, June 27 from 12:00-1:00, the month's final video (Mary Two-Axe Earley: I am Indian Again) will be live streamed in the JIBC New Westminster theatre and over https://www.jibc.ca/about-us/webcasts. You're invited to join in-person or online.