June is Indigenous History Month and also includes Aboriginal Awareness Week in Calgary. The Calgary Public library offers several opportunities to learn more about our neighbours:
·Indigenous drumming circle at Memorial Park Library, Saturday June 1, 1:00 - 2:00 pm.
Documentary about the Making of Treaty 7 in partnership with the Making Treaty 7 Culture Society at Central Library, Monday, June 1,
6:00 - 9:00 pm.
Blackfoot family story time at Forest Lawn
Library, Saturdays, June 8 - June 29, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
The Indian Relay: opening reception and talk at Central Library on June 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
For further information go to: calgarylibrary.ca or calgarylibrary.ca/indigenous.
As well, the O’Brien Institute for Public Health will host a free screening of Indian Horse (based on book written by Richard Wagamese) on Wednesday, June 5th at the Plaza Theatre. Doors open at 6:00 pm and movie starts at 6:30 pm. Following the film, a panel discussion will explore the topics of colonization, residential schools, and their intergenerational effects on health.