The road we travel is equal in importance to the destination we seek.  There are no shortcuts.  When it comes to truth and reconciliation, we are all forced to go the distance.
– Justice Murray Sinclair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

June is Indigenous History Month!

We invite you to participate in a 3-part showing of ‘Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts’ with discussion following via ZOOM.

As we desire to be part of reconciliation, we need to inform ourselves. This film explains the history of this pernicious doctrine and its continuing impact in North America.

From 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on the 3 evenings listed below we’ll show one section of the 67 minute film followed by a facilitated discussion. Different evenings have been chosen to make it as accessible as possible, so you can come to all, or 1 or 2 of the events.

Click on the dates below to register:

Monday, June 15th

Friday, June 19th

Tuesday, June 23rd

If you can join in for only 1 or 2 of the evenings, you may want to view the full 67 minute film (free) here –

By Mississippi Mills Public Library on Jun 11, 2020 04:11 pm

The Mississippi Mills Public Library has created a few lists! Download them from the links below – or ask for a copy to be included in your next curbside pick-up!

The titles in the lists are suggested by the Mississippi Mills Public Library staff to support #BlackLivesMatter and National Indigenous History Month in Canada. These titles are in the MMPL collection.

So far two lists are available, at the links below, but check back soon!

Indigenous-authored FICTION (adult & teen)

Indigenous-authored NON-FICTION (adult & teen)

Books authored by People of Colour (adult & teen)

Children’s stories by or featuring Indigenous & People of Colour

Children’s non-fiction by Indigenous authors & People of Colour

Books for pre-teens by Indigenous authors & People of Colour

Deaf & Indigenous

In light of COVID-19 and for the health and safety of all participants, Deaf & Indigenous has been postponed.

We will announce a new date for this event as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.