Halton Hills library celebrating Indigenous art and creativity in June


Published June 2, 2023 at 10:19 am

The Town of Halton Hills and the Halton Hills Public Library mark Indigenous History Month this June with a variety of programs that showcase Indigenous identity and contemporary and traditional Indigenous creativity.

Residents are invited to take part in free programs and explore learning resources this June and stay thoughtfully engaged in Truth and Reconciliation conversations and programs throughout the year.

“As part of the Town’s commitment to advancing Truth and Reconciliation, it is important we recognize Indigenous History Month, and reflect and acknowledge the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada,” said Mayor Ann Lawlor.

Program highlights include:

  • Indigenous Film Series: Presented by TIFF OnScreen at the JET, in partnership with TIFF Film Circuit. Pick up your free tickets from the box office for Rosie (June 22) and BEANS (June 29) at the John Elliott Theatre.
  • Indigenous Art Exhibition: View a variety of artwork from the Town art collection and pieces on loan from local collectors, including two-dimensional Indigenous artwork and Inuit sculpture and artifacts (on display until July 2).
  • Moccasin Identifier Project: Create paintings based on drawings of historical moccasins of the Anishinaabe, Huron-Wendat, Seneca, and Cree. Drop-in programs for all ages and prior to Indigenous film screenings.
  • Storywalk: Join HHPL for an engaging family Storywalk, featuring The Raven’s Feast by Kung Jaadee. Families can walk from sign to sign, read a story, and view the images that accompany each scene.

For more information about these programs as well as updates about Indigenous History Month and ongoing programming opportunities, visit the HHPL website.

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