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Indigenous Info Guide

Connect with information about First Nations, Métis & Inuit peoples. Find organization listings and reliable research links.

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Welcome to Winnipeg Public Library's Indigenous Info Guide

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This guide will help you find answers to questions about First Nations, Métis and Inuit topics.  The guide provides links to many online resources as well as some book suggestions.  You will also find listings of organizations.

Have questions about Indigenous Services at Winnipeg Public Library?  Need help with research or finding the answer to a question?  Visit the links below.

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day.

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From the official Orange Shirt Day website:

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. 

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.

Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.