National Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted On Sunday June 21, 2020

The place in which the Huntsville Public Library resides is upon the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people (The Ojibway, Chippewa, and Algonquin). I have been fortunate enough to live, play, and work on traditional lands of various Indigenous Peoples across Canada. The reminder that the places I have lived are traditional land is something that helps me remember every day that this land was taken care of long before my ancestors came and that I am a guest here. This land is home to the Anishnaabeg people.

It is pivotal that we keep these reminders at the forefront to help guide us in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation. National Indigenous Peoples Day and National Indigenous History Month are only one day of 365 and one month of 12, which makes them vital to celebrate. We need to let them serve as a reminder that the path forward is one of Truth and Reconciliation, which needs to happen every day. We at Huntsville Public Library believe Truth and Reconciliation are essential to our collective future and are committed as an organization to being a part of correcting the wrongs perpetrated in the past and moving forward in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation.

I hope everyone can get out and find a way to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day and National Indigenous History Month.

David Tremblay | CEO / Chief Librarian
(705) 789-5232 ext 3407
www.huntsvillelibrary.ca

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