October 4 - 10, 2020
This year marks 20 years since the start of First Nations Public Library Week. Typically, posters would be mailed to every public library in Ontario, and celebrations and programming would be underway. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, libraries have been diligently keeping staff and patrons safe by offering online programming, curbside pickup, and limited browsing.
This year, we are following suit and will be offering a week of online programming. The videos will be uploaded to this website and accessible year-round. You can also download the poster and share in your library, social media, or websites. Please use the #FNPLW when posting. Printable programming sheets are also available.
We hope library patrons enjoy the daily programming that highlights and celebrates Indigenous excellence and information sharing in Ontario.
Miigwetch to the 2020 FNPLW Planning Committee:
- Randy Penasse, Nipissing Kendaaswin
- Linda Lou Classens, Bkejwanong First Nation Public Library
- Derekica Snake, Delaware First Nation Public Library
Monday, October 5
Incorporating Indigenous Languages @ Home for Young Learners with Jessica Shonias
Tuesday, October 6
Nibi is Water | Nibi Aawon Nbiish with Joanne Robertson
Thursday, October 8
The Future of Indigenous Literature with Drew Hayden Taylor & Clayton Gauthier
Winners of the 2020 First Nation Communities READ
Without Reservation: Indigenous Erotica by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (Editor), Sherman Alexie, Gloria Bird, Gregory Scofield, Richard Van Camp, Armanda G. Rufflo, Maria Campbell, Hone Tower, Joseph Bruchac, Patricia Grace, Daniel David Moses, Linda Hogan, Beth Brent, Basil Johnston
Raising Readers by Juliana Armstrong.
Juliana Armstrong is an artist from Nipissing First Nation. Her acrylic on canvas painting measures 18 x 24″ and was created in 2020.
Photographed by Liz Lott (North Bay, ON).
JPEG Download – 2020 FNPLW Poster (Click image below)
New videos will be uploaded daily. Download the poster by clicking the link below.
If you have questions about this program, please contact Deanna Nebenionquit, First Nations Capacity Building Advisor via firstname.lastname@example.org.