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Indigenous Voices at Digital Kingston

Indigenous Voices at Digital Kingston

Listen to oral histories that describe the history of the Kataroh:kwi region as told by its Indigenous people at Digital Kingston.

Indigenous Resources & Services

Indigenous Resources & Services

Explore Indigenous resources located through the KFPL website, and find links a variety of local and national Indigenous organizations.

Honouring and taking action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls with red beads.

Honouring the spirits of MMWIG2S

Indigenous girls, women and Two-Spirit pepole (MMWIG2S) face high rates of gender-based violence and disproportionate levels of violent crimes. In 2019, a national inquiry found that regularly, missing Indigenous women and girls are stereotyped or stigmatized and their family’s concerns are dismissed. By listening to shared truths on May 5, Red Dress Day, and every other day, we raise awareness and stand in solidarity.

For immediate emotional assistance, call 1-844-413-6649. This is a national, toll-free 24/7 crisis call line providing support for anyone who requires emotional assistance related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Four Indigenous language books with text reading National Indigenous Languages Day

May We Suggest: Indigenous language learning

March 31 is National Indigenous Languages Day, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the rich and diverse heritage of Indigenous languages, and the strength and resilience of Indigenous culture. 2022-2032 is also the United Nations International Decade of Indigenous Languages, which aims to draw global attention to the critical situation of many Indigenous languages and to mobilize the preservation, revitalization, and promotion of these languages.

Visit Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest (KILN) to learn more about one local initiative to revitalize Indigenous language learning. KFPL is committed to the process of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, including housing KILN's collection of Indigenous language learning materials in our Calvin Park and Rideau Heights Branches. Learn more about our Indigenous language resources here, and enjoy these books highlighting some of the many Indigenous languages spoken today.